Help the world connect — safely.
Cyber security spending worldwide is expected to exceed $354 billion by 2026*, leading to a global shortage of cyber security professionals that’s predicted to continue for years to come.** As we grow more dependent on technology, society needs strong leaders like you who can help secure information systems and network infrastructure.
The online Master of Science in Cyber Security program at the University of North Dakota is designed to prepare you to help minimize or eliminate the threat caused by cyber criminals, with coursework sequenced for knowledge building. All students take coursework in the Cyber Security Analyst certificate track, then choose two additional certificate tracks from the following: Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics or Secure Networks.
As you move through your cyber security master’s program, each certificate track provides a diversified education based on your goals and interests, and they combine to build your master’s degree. This way, you can work toward your master’s while also earning graduate certificates in the process.
At UND, you can learn industry best practices and cutting-edge techniques that can prepare you for industry certification and to meet future challenges in cyber security.
*Statista | **CNN
Prepare for the future of cyber security.
As information technology continues to change our society, you can prepare for the future by learning innovative ways to defend and protect organizations against cyber attacks with our online Master of Science in Cyber Security program. You’ll benefit from comprehensive coursework taught by industry experts who teach from a focused and dedicated curriculum based on cutting-edge, real-world practices. You can feel confident knowing you’ll graduate prepared for what’s next in cyber security.
Why choose UND?
- Complete coursework 100% online.
- Earn your master’s plus graduate certificates in the mandatory Cyber Security Analyst track as well as two of the following additional options: Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics or Secure Networks.
- 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: According to a report by (ISC)2, there were over 4 million unfulfilled cyber security positions around the world in 2021.
- Compensation: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median wage for information security analysts to be $103,590.
- Advanced opportunities: Burning Glass Technologies observed that 24% of cyber security postings require a master’s degree.