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Master’s degree in cyber security for working professionals

The University of Tulsa Tandy School of Computer Science is introducing a new cyber security professional track graduate degree designed for working professionals. The Master of Science in Cyber Security Professional Track will meet the growing demand for requisite skills and expertise in today’s workforce. Industry estimates indicate more than 1 million cyber security jobs remain unfilled worldwide with more than 200,000 of those in the United States. Cyber security professionals enjoy an average nine percent salary premium compared to other information technology employees. Applications for the spring 2018 semester will be accepted until December 31. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

cyber security professional track graduate degree

The Master of Science in Cyber Security Professional Track caters to students seeking the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in this growing field. The program offers online courses as well as immersive classes taught by faculty experts in the industry. Students can complete the program in 24 months while continuing to work full-time.

“For more than two decades, TU has been at the forefront of cyber security research and education,” said program director Tyler Moore, Tandy Endowed Assistant Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “This new degree continues our tradition of innovation while helping working professionals reach new heights in their careers.”

TU has been designated a National Science Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education since 2000 and also is recognized as an NSA CAE in IA Research and Cyber Operations. TU alumni are employed in leading roles in the private and public sectors as well as academia.

Course selections for the master’s in cyber security professional track include network security concepts and applications, vehicular/cyber-physical systems security, Internet of things/cloud security, digital forensics, penetration testing, organizational cyber security and more. The program’s two distinct three-credit-hour course delivery formats involve a 100 percent online option where students view content on their own schedules combined with regular, instructor-led discussion section via video conference along with a complementary online plus one-week immersive model designed to give students intense, hands-on learning experiences that encourage greater cohesion between students and instructors. This second format requires students to spend one week on campus for 35 hours of concentrated education as well as time for networking with fellow students and faculty. Assignments, projects and video instruction are offered for five weeks before and after the campus visit to maximize the one-week immersion experience.

Learn more about the master’s in cyber security professional track here or contact Professor Moore at tyler-moore@utulsa.edu or program manager Randy Roberts at rsr1451@utulsa.edu.