Master of Science in Cybersecurity

 

One Degree. Three Tracks.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem, it touches multiple disciplines, careers and nearly all aspects of society – from public policy to energy management to product design. In a time when connected devices could outnumber humans, there is an urgent need for 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges. Be part of the solution.

 

Graduate Students Can Pursue 1 of 3 Cybersecurity Tracks

Georgia Tech expands the existing Master of Science in Information Security degree with new specializations

Energy Systems

Beginning Fall 2018

Hone the security of cyber-physical and embedded systems in the energy domain

Sample courses:

  • Smart Grids
  • Power System Protection
  • Cyber-Phyiscal Systems Security

 

College of Engineering
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Tech offers the largest ECE program in the U.S. with more than 110 faculty, three campuses, 19 research centers and averaging $51-58 million in annual research. ECE is a regular partner to utility and communication providers seeking solutions.

Policy

Beginning Fall 2017

Focus on policy, law and the management of cybersecurity and privacy

Sample courses:

  • Internet & Public Policy
  • Challenge of Terrorism
  • Privacy, Technology, Policy & Law

 

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech ranks #2 in the nation for Information & Technology Management by U.S. News & World Report and hosts the Internet Governance Project, a hub of analysis and educational activity related to global internet governance.

 

Information Security

Underway Now

Examine security principles and emerging techniques for software, computer systems and networks

Sample courses:

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Secure Computer Systems

 

College of Computing
School of Computer Science

First in the U.S. to organize a College of Computing, Georgia Tech's graduate computer science program ranks #9 by U.S. News & World Report and #5 in the world by Times Higher Education. It is among the world's most prolific producers of cybersecurity research accepted at international conferences.


How to Make It Happen

  • Choose the Track that most interests you.
  • Apply to the School within Georgia Tech offering your Track. (Admissions requirements and deadlines vary by School.)
  • Take the Core Curriculum of 14 credit hours.
  • Take the Specialization Track of 13 credit hours.
  • Complete a 5-credit Practicum Project across all specialization tracks for a total of  32 credit hours to earn your degree.
  • Any graduate who successfully completes the above earns the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Considerations

The top three industries reporting "too few" in their security workforce are healthcare, education and retail, according to a 2015 survey by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.

Workforce scarcity is increasing salaries worldwide, according to the same report. Roughly 61% of information security workers in the Americas now earn $100,000 or more, up 5% from 2013; while a similar percentage in Europe and Asia-Pacific earn $80,000+, up as much as 13% since 2013.

 
Earn free tuition to Georgia Tech through the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service program. Students who are U.S. citizens can receive a generous scholarship with internship opportunities in exchange for an agreement to work for the U.S. government in a cybersecurity role after graduation.

 

Georgia Tech's curriculum meets standards set forth by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity faculty at Georgia Tech regularly are called to lead conversations, develop standards or research solutions for organizations including the U.S. Department of Defense, law enforcement and intelligence agencies, global oil and gas companies, transportation, retail and payment providers, and more.

For nearly 20 years, the Georgia Institute of Technology has been a leader in rigorous, cybersecurity degree instruction – the first to establish a College of Computing, the first to offer a master’s program for cybersecurity, and regularly recognized for top-ranked, comprehensive and pioneering education. Our graduates are some of the most sought after in the world. Come to where we’re Creating the Next®...