Online MS in Cybersecurity

Be the Best Defense Against Cyber Threats

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In a world where a cyber breach can shut down an entire industry in a matter of minutes, protection against and prevention of cyber threats is crucial. Located between New York City and Washington, D.C., the University of Delaware is home to the Cybersecurity Initiative (CI), a center for government, business and academia to research, teach and develop solutions in cybersecurity. The University of Delaware’s (UD) Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is taught by faculty members with vast experience with CI and across the government, military and corporate centers. Under their tutelage, you’ll focus on real-life scenarios grounded in universal theory. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to design and execute sophisticated solutions that protect global systems and infrastructure. You’ll also benefit from UD’s connections throughout the corporate, military, intelligence and financial communities.

The University of Delaware is a highly respected research institution. Our curricula are developed using the latest research in respective fields. As a result, you graduate with a stronger, forward-looking foundation in your area of study.

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The Curriculum

Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, the University of Delaware is leading the field with its online MS in Cybersecurity.

ELEG 617 The Smart Grid

Examine and analyze smart grid technologies, applications and transformational impacts on electric utilities.

CPEG 694 System Hardening and Protection (DEFENSE)

Explore the defensive techniques used to make computer systems less vulnerable to cyberattacks.

CPEG 672 Applied Cryptography

Learn best practices for application and implementation of cryptography in software systems.

Online Learning You Can Apply Today

Advance your professional skills beyond what you’ve imagined with a master’s degree from the University of Delaware. Our flexible programs are designed to let you complete coursework and online classes while still maintaining a busy career. In fact, you can apply the latest research and strategies you explore in class to your current job.

Career Prospects

The need for advanced cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the number of qualified individuals in the marketplace. Earning a master’s degree in cybersecurity from UD means you will  experience the foundational theory and hands-on training required to effectively defend an infrastructure. As a result, you will have ample opportunities for employment and career advancement upon graduation.

Top Eight Cybersecurity Jobs1

  1. Cybersecurity Analyst
  2. Cybersecurity Consultant
  3. Cybersecurity Manager/Administrator
  4. Software Developer/Engineer
  5. Systems Engineer
  6. Network Engineer/Architect
  7. Vulnerability Analyst/Penetration Tester
  8. Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician

Unlike other programs that only focus on implementing security tools and procedures, UD’s online MS 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.

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  1. “Best Jobs in Cybersecurity for 2021 and How to Get One,” Retrieved on October 2, 2021, from