Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (M.S.)

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Prepare for a career in the rapidly growing fields of cybersecurity, forensics, and information assurance. Develop essential skills for leadership roles in business, law enforcement, military, government, and other organizations.

Experienced faculty use a hands-on, reality-based approach to education. Apply what is learned in class to solve real-life problems. Explore a balance of technology and management, which entails multiple aspects of cybersecurity including cybersecurity management, information technology security threat assessment, vulnerability and penetration testing, incident response, evidence gathering, electronic discovery, and policies and procedures to reduce cyber threats.

Complete this program on campus or completely online.

Illinois Institute of Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program prepares professionals for the rapidly growing fields of cybersecurity, forensics, and information assurance. Upskill for leadership roles in business, law enforcement, military, government, and other organizations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics are prepared to accept positions within the industry, such as:

  • Information security officer
  • Security manager
  • Security administrator
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Computer forensic examiner
  • Forensic analyst
  • Vulnerability researcher/exploit developer

Students interested in this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.

Program Objectives

Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics and Program Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of their studies, graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management should be able to:

  • Deliver optimal technical and policy technology solutions for the problems of business, industry, government, non-profit organizations, and individuals in each student’s particular area of focus.
  • Work with, lead, and manage teams in an enterprise environment to collaboratively arrive at optimal technology solutions.
  • Manage and deploy information resources applicable to each student’s particular area of focus in an enterprise setting.
  • Conduct and report on significant research in information technology and/or the management of information technology.

Illinois Institute of Technology has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security.