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School of Engineering and Computer Science
2199 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Network storage that holds sensitive information – from personal identities to financial records and national secrets – is increasingly vulnerable to malicious attacks. We are witnessing growing concerns and interests in cybersecurity in our globally interconnected society. The increasing dependence of our lives on information technology infrastructures continues to stimulate strong support for this expertise. Cybersecurity professionals are the most effective line of defense against these attacks. We are experiencing a large talent gap in the field of cybersecurity – in Colorado alone there are 12,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs today. At the national level there are expected to be 1.5 million unfilled openings by 2019.
At the Ritchie School our program is built to help you kickstart your career toward the growing Cybersecurity field all within a one-year format. We will immerse you in a one year program that focuses on the fundamentals and real-life application to Cybersecurity. In addition the University of Denver is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, ensuring that employers understand the strength of your preparation for the challenges in the cybersecurity landscape.
With an MS in Cybersecurity in hand you will be well positioned to enter the world of Cybersecurity. Possible job opportunities could be available in the areas of: Information Security Engineer, Analysts in counter threat units, Cybersecurity Incident Response Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Threat Detection & Analysis Manager, Chief Information Officer (CISO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO/CTO).
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999