Cybersecurity professionals are being called upon to design and develop assured, secure computer systems and protect the world from devastating cyberattacks. It is predicted that there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021² and the demand for information security professionals is expected to grow 32 percent through 2028.³
Syracuse University's online M.S. in Cybersecurity program takes a unique approach to educating cybersecurity professionals.
Through cutting-edge research, curricular innovations, and collaboration, the M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares students to predict, prevent, and respond to cyberattacks.
Students in the M.S. in Cybersecurity program focus on five major objectives:
Syracuse University has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001 and as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009.⁴
¹U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs 2020, https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/computer-information-technology/rankings (retrieved March 16, 2020)
² Herjavec Group, Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2017 Edition, https://www.herjavecgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/HG-and-CV-The-Cybersecurity-Jobs-Report-2017.pdf (retrieved March 16, 2020)
³ Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analyst, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (retrieved March 16, 2020)
⁴ Syracuse University, University Receives Dual Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education Designations 2014, https://ischool.syr.edu/articles/news/view/university-receives-dual-information-assurancecyber-defense-education-desig/ (retrieved March 16, 2020)