Top 10 Universities For Cybersecurity
As the field of cybersecurity continues to grow, universities across the nation are racing to equip students with the skills they need to become high-profile cyber security experts. Which schools are running at the front of the race? Lets take a look at some of the best universities for cybersecurity:
- University of Maryland University College: UMUC was acknowledged as a finalist in the 2013 Best Cyber Education Program competition. Offering undergrad, graduate, and certification programs in cybersecurity, UMUC’s cybersecurity faculty-practitioners and Virtual Security Lab ensures students are prepared for their future tech career.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst: A prestigious computer science program places UMass Amherst near the top of the list. UMass Amherst cybersecurity graduates are often hired by private-sector organizations like Raytheon.
- Oklahoma State University: The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recognize and approve the Information Assurance program at OSU. They even offer an Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) in cooperation with the DoD.
- George Mason University: Both government and private sector companies sponsor GMU’s Center for Secure Information Systems. They even host a Cyber Security Innovation Forum, a series of campus events dedicated to discussing information security topics.
- University of Texas at San Antonio: Several DoD scholarships and a partnership with the National Defense University allow the University of Texas to produce highly skilled and adequately trained information security professionals through their Computer Science Department.
- Bellevue University: Thanks to the school’s Center for Cybersecurity Education, the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program has designated Bellevue as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for the academic years of 2012-2017.
- University of Washington: Want to be a future leader in cybersecurity? UW’s Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity prepares you for just that. Partnered with industry leaders, including Microsoft and the Armed Forces, graduates can be found working for the Department of Homeland Security.
- Southern New Hampshire University: At SNHU, earning an online degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in cybersecurity will help you land a job while studying on your own time.
- Colorado Technical University: Learn about network vulnerabilities and modes of protection against digital terrorism, identity theft, fraud, and electronic criminal investigation with a Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime Investigation from CTU.
- St. John’s University: Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security Systems at St. John’s, and you’ll be ready for a career as a cryptanalyst, cyber law enforcement specialist, computer forensic specialist, and many others.
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