About this Program

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program establishes well-informed and practically grounded graduates in cybersecurity to meet the needs of cybersecurity professionals in public and private sectors to contribute effectively in protecting local, regional, and national security. In addition, the program will equip cybersecurity professionals to serve as leaders and computer and information assurance research scientists. The program is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of research-oriented students and professionals by offering two tracks with thesis and project options. By completing the program requirements, students will be able to analyze complex cybersecurity problems and apply security principles of cyber security to identify solutions; analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats; design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of cybersecurity requirements; develop and implement cryptography for information systems; understand and implement advanced security to networks and software; recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles; and be active in state-of-the-art research activities and scholarly funded research activities.

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Jie Cao, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
734.487.4756 | [email protected]


  • Call: 734.487.0409
  • Office: 211 Sill Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197