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Master of Science


Designated Center for
Academic Excellence
in Cyber Defense

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 33
Cost Per Credit: $1332
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Eller College of Management and College of Engineering

The University of Arizona’s online Master’s in Cybersecurity is designed for working professionals who want to gain technical mastery in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. Leveraging three of the strongest departments at the University of Arizona, this unique program is a joint program administered by Management Information Systems (MIS) at the Eller College of Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Systems and Industrial Engineering at the College of Engineering.

In this challenging yet inclusive online program, you will learn how to assess, prevent, and manage information and systems security-related risks by applying systems security management and post-breach practices through hands-on, interactive classes taught by the University of Arizona’s excellent faculty.

The 33-credit, interdisciplinary cybersecurity program enables you to complete a common core of courses and then select either the Information Systems or Physical Systems track.

Start studying right away — the program offers six admission dates throughout the year, with accelerated 7-week courses.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Students will complete 33 units of coursework, including 12 units of Common Core and 21 units of their selected track. Common Core courses:

    MIS 515: Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
    MIS 543: Data Mining for Business Intelligence
    SIE 571: Systems Cyber Security Engineering
    MIS 543: Business Data Communications & Networking


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    As a result of this program, students will:

    • Understand the breadth and scope of security issues on personal, corporate, national, and global levels
    • Assess, prevent, and manage information or systems security-related risks
    • Perform system hardening, vulnerability testing, and forensic investigation procedures
    • Apply data analytics to develop threat intelligence for current and future information or systems security endeavors