Cybersecurity—MS

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. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students. 

Program Overview

The only graduate program of its kind in Michigan, Michigan Tech's master's program in cybersecurity has a foundation in 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).

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MS
    • On-Campus: MS

Cybersecurity Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the cybersecurity program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Cybersecurity is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about cybersecurity at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:

Contact

Graduate Director

Zhenlin Wang

Graduate Assistant

Kathryn Burns Oliver

 

Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your Cybersecurity MS. Sample areas include:

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

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

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.

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Bo Chen

Bo Chen
Assistant 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.

Program Faculty