Cybersecurity (M.A.S.)

Illinois Tech's Master of Cybersecurity program is designed to offer professionals the skills they need to develop cybersecurity systems and architectures through concepts in hardware and software.

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The Master of Cybersecurity program provides a conceptual and practical education in cybersecurity relating to data security, information security, software security, system security, network security, cloud security, web security, and cyber-physical systems security (e.g., internet of things). Learn the concepts of cybersecurity hardware and software to design and build systems.

This professional master's degree program designed to build advanced cybersecurity skills to open new career opportunities and achieve career goals. It is ideal for computer science professionals currently working in business, government, or industry who want to advance the cybersecurity industry. It will help recent computer science graduates who want to extend and deepen their knowledge of the field in order to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

People without a previous degree in computer science who want to prepare for a career as a cybersecurity expert will build the skills they need with this program.

Program Overview

The Master of Cybersecurity program provides a conceptual and practical education in cybersecurity relating to data security, information security, network security, cloud security, and cyber-physical systems security. Learn the concepts of cybersecurity hardware and software to design and build systems.

Career Opportunities

Cybersecurity needs will cross all fields of industry, creating a strong and growing demand for experts.

  • Chief information security officer
  • Penetration tester
  • Security architect
  • Security systems administrator
  • IT security consultant

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.

GRE scores are not required.

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.