Graduate School

Cybersecurity—MS

Cyber Security

Demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to increase by 20 percent in the next four years. Take your place in this highly specialized field. Join Michigan Technological University’s experts in mathematics, computing, science, and engineering to learn how to protect our most valuable online assets.

This program is available as an accelerated master's degree.

What you'll work on

The only graduate program of its kind in Michigan, our curriculum’s foundation is information confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Students pursue cross-disciplinary studies in science, engineering, and technology, combining theory and applied research to specialize in Trusted Software Engineering (TSE), Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), and Network Security Management (NSM).

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Trusted Software Engineering
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Network Security Management

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Who you'll work with

Our faculty are world leaders in all areas of cybersecurity and privacy, including cryptography, forensics, encryption, cloud computing, and biometrics. Our research is funded by NSF, DOE, NIH, DARPA, Microsoft, and Google. Five faculty members and an alumnus are NSF CAREER Award recipients.

Faculty Spotlight 

Bo Chen

Bo Chen
Associate Professor,
Computer Science

"It's the responsibility of security researchers to secure the cyberspace so that users feel safe."

Protecting mission-critical data has been one of the top security concerns and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Chen works on both research and education on applied cryptography and data security. He has been dedicated to investigating novel techniques to protect sensitive data in mobile devices, flash storage media, cloud infrastructures, networks, and big data infrastructures.

 

Where you'll work

Drawing from our Department of Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and College of Computing, Michigan Tech’s research uses state-of-the-art technology to help students maximize domain-specific knowledge and interests. From individual computer units to networking and industrial control protection, our program offers strong collaborative partnerships, blended learning, and research between departments.