Help the world connect — safely.

Data security is a serious challenge — but that’s the trade-off for living in a digital world.

Consider this: Cyber security spending worldwide is expected to exceed $101.6 billion by 2020.* And yet, the cyber security industry projects a global shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs by 2022.** As we grow more dependent on technology, society needs strong leaders capable of securing our systems.

Leaders like you.

*International Data Corporation **Forrester Research

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Transfer credits accepted

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Graduate in as few as 20 months

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3 start dates per year

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No prior work experience required

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No GRE required

Why choose UND?

  • Complete coursework 100% online
  • Choose from 4 tracks: Autonomous Systems Cyber Security; Cyber Security and Behavior; Data Security; or General Cyber Security
  • Benefit from a program housed within the College of Engineering & Mines — one of the most well-respected engineering schools in the upper Midwest

Why an M.S. in Cyber Security?

  • Job security: There will be 3.5 million cyber security job openings by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.
  • Compensation: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that chief security officers can earn more than $220,000 annually.
  • Advanced opportunities: Burning Glass Technologies observed that 23% of cyber security postings require a master’s degree.

University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.