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Cybersecurity, M.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Become a Leader in the Essential Field of Cybersecurity

Organizations in every industry are seeking experts to secure their operations in a world of increasing risks and threats. Indiana Tech’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity positions students to become leaders in this essential field.

Students in the Indiana Tech program will gain advanced skills in areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, biometric authentication, software security and network defense technologies. At the same time, they will develop as leaders in the field through coursework in project management, risk management, disaster planning and recovery and cybersecurity law and policy. The result: students complete the program armed to lead the planning, implementation and management of high-level cybersecurity operations in any industry.

The M.S. in Cybersecurity is a 10-course, 30-credit hour program that provides students the flexibility to choose electives that will focus their work on areas such as AI in Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Risk Management and Policies, and Digital Forensics and Cloud Security. Core courses for all students in the program include Software Security, Ethical Hacking, Identity and Access Management, and Project Management.

You can enter this program with confidence, knowing you are learning from a leader in cybersecurity education. In January 2023, Indiana Tech was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The CAE-CD designation is awarded to institutions meeting the newest standards of cybersecurity from National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—co-sponsors of a program created to develop skilled cybersecurity professionals across a variety of government agencies at federal, state and local levels.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge in all of the key functional areas of cybersecurity.
  • Analyze complex cybersecurity problems and apply principles of cybersecurity and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Become familiar with an array of cybersecurity software tools, which may include Burp Suite, Kali Linux, Metasploit, Nmap, Wireshark and Zap.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a solution to meet a given set of security requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in network and information security practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risk and threats.

Career Outlook

An M.S. in Cybersecurity from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

  • Chief Information Security Officer $162,000/year
    Chief Privacy Officer