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Cyber Security Programs

For more than two decades, The University of Tulsa has been at the forefront of cyber security research and education. TU has been an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education since 2000 – one of the first 14 institutions awarded this distinction. TU also is recognized by NSA as a CAE in IA Research and Cyber Operations. TU alumni are employed in leading roles in the private and public sectors as well as academia.

TU offers multiple programs for students who want to advance in integral areas cyber security and computer science such as applications development and maintenance, system administration, network administration, policy development, training, management, academic or industry; cyber security has a role to play.

Undergraduate Programs

A dynamic combination of creativity and technical knowledge, the field of computer science is a highly valued commodity in today’s job market. The Tandy School of Computer Science offers undergraduate degrees in computer science that can lead students to advanced programs in cyber security.

Graduate Programs

Cyber security skills are in high demand, yet supply is lacking. The industry estimates that more than one million cyber security jobs worldwide remain unfilled, with more than 200,000 of those in the United States. TU alumni are well equipped to meet the demand and serve in intellectually stimulating and personally rewarding roles that strengthen national and global security. Graduates have experience in the theory, concepts and techniques of information assurance and network defense in real-world settings. TU’s computer science graduate programs serve students with backgrounds in computer science as well as other disciplines.

Centers, Institutes and Consortia

Institute for Information Security (iSEC)

Dating back to the 1950s, TU faculty, students and staff have worked to forge strong industry partnerships for research and development. The TU Institute for Information Security (iSec) is a multidisciplinary program of study and research tackling cyber security issues on a global scale. TU is one of the leading schools in the country for information security research and education with more than a decade of experience in the field.

Cyber Corps

TU’s Cyber Corps accepts students interested in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics, engineering physics or mathematics. The program also accommodates students who have expertise in computer science or computer engineering and are interested in pursuing law, business and liberal arts degrees.

TU’s Cyber Corps is an NSA Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations. The mission of the center is to train students in the art and science of cyber warfare, preparing them for professional careers with the intelligence community and DoD.


Our faculty specializes in distributed systems, cloud computing, software engineering, gaming and simulation, bioinformatics, computer security and information assurance, cyber physical systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, robotics and other areas of today’s computing and information technology landscape.

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