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Cybersecurity (M.A.S.)

Be the hero! Combat cybercrime! Learn to protect information systems and critical data from increasingly sophisticated hackers in the Master of Cybersecurity program.

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Information security hacks are on the rise. With a master’s degree in cybersecurity from Illinois Tech, you will learn to assess, prevent, and manage security-related risks that threaten to harm our systems, our data, and our privacy. Mitigate these cyber risks while increasing data and systems protection, planning security measures, and recognizing potential legal and ethical issues with a deep knowledge of cybersecurity.

Either on campus or online, gain a solid foundation in data and information security, software and hardware security, and systems and network security. Specialize in AI security, IoT security, cloud security, or mobile security with a wide array of electives. Enhance your knowledge of a rapidly changing digital world with communication and project management skills, which are integral to building a successful career, be it in business, industry, government, higher education, or the military.

Whether you are a working professional or a fresh graduate, the Master of Cybersecurity provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences that allow you to excel in a growing field that needs talent. Become a cyberhero! Apply now!

Program Overview

In Illinois Tech’s Master of Cybersecurity program, learn the skills and knowledge you need to become a cyberhero. Combat hackers seeking to infiltrate systems and steal data. Be prepared to protect and defend, assess, and plan dynamic cybersecurity measures. 

Career Opportunities

Jobs in cybersecurity are increasing at a very rapid rate as the need to protect data, information and networking systems, and computer hardware is growing exponentially.

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • System and Network Engineer

A bachelor's degree is required, although not necessarily in computer science or a related field. Applicants whose degree is not in computer science may have to take prerequisite undergraduate coursework, the credit hours of which will not apply toward the master's degree.

Minimum GRE scores of 295 quantitative + verbal, and 2.5 analytic
writing, although GRE scores may be waived for applicants with a
bachelor's degree from an accredited United States institution with an
overall GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Applicants who received a bachelor's degree at an institution in which English is not the primary instructional language must submit TOEFL/PTE/IELTS scores.

Featured Faculty

With grant funding from sources like the U.S. Air Force, National Security Agency, and National Science Foundation, Illinois Tech faculty are on the cutting-edge of cybersecurity research. Conducting research translates into professional cybersecurity skills to combat emerging hacking techniques.

Yuan Hong
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Program Co-Director, Master of Cybersecurity
Rujia Wang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Kyle Hale
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Yousef Elmehdwi
Senior Lecturer of Computer Science
Yue Duan
Gladwin Development Chair Assistant Professor of Computer Science
CS Chair Arganom
Chair, Department of Computer Science Professor of Computer Science

Bright Career Outlook

See why cybersecurity talent is in such high demand

Cybersecurity is more important now than ever before, be prepared!

Kevin Jin - Program Director Master of Cybersecurity