University of Delaware


(844) 237-1338

University of Delaware


(844) 237-1338

(844) 237-1338

Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Learn Proactive Approaches for Today’s Threats

Protect systems and software from malware and infiltration with the online M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Delaware. UD is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for meeting the federal government’s rigorous standards for cybersecurity education.

UD meets government standards for education in expert-level cyber defense knowledge and skills.

Ensure Security at Every Step

Implementing IT security controls is no longer sufficient to keep global infrastructure safe. You need the skills to integrate strategies for repelling evolving cyber threats into software, network and system design.

Unlike other programs that only focus on implementing security tools and procedures, UD’s online M.S. in Cybersecurity shows you how to create secure systems and software that integrate defensive tactics in all stages of the process: design, execution and evaluation.

Become one of the elite cybersecurity professionals who can design systems to repel attacks before they appear. Through a combination of foundational theory and hands-on practice, you will learn how to engineer and execute sophisticated solutions to protect systems and infrastructure.

  • Focus on building secure software, networks and systems from the ground up.
  • Use forensic tools within virtual machine environments to repel and disarm real-life modern cyber threats.
  • Learn from active practitioners and researchers with experience in corporate and military systems.

Who Should Apply?

This program is ideal for individuals who are interested in a technical engineering degree focused on designing software, networks and systems. To be considered for admission, you should have:

  • A B.S. in electrical or computer engineering or a related field (such as math, physics or computer science)
  • Familiarity with basic networking protocols and operating systems
  • A working knowledge of computer programming (high-level languages such as C++, Java or Python preferred)

Computer Programming Primer Course Available

If you are interested in the program but feel you need to enhance or refresh your computer programming skills, the University of Delaware offers a primer course to refine your abilities in preparation for the demands of M.S. in Cybersecurity coursework.

In this primer course, you will learn to:

  • Encrypt sensitive messages and data against determined adversaries
  • Create secure communications in public channels
  • Explore methods of authenticating messages
  • Design digital signatures to verify messages

An Admissions Counselor can help you determine if you need to take this course before starting the program.

Ensure systems and software are protected from security threats every step of the way. Fill out the form on the right for more information and a free program overview brochure. The UD online MS in Cybersecurity is also offered on campus. To learn more, visit the College of Engineering on-campus grad programs.


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