Syracuse University M.S. in Cybersecurity | Online

Learn to build, manage and protect critical systems with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • No GRE — We evaluate applicants based on their passion for cybersecurity, education and experience in the field. As such, test scores are not required.
  • $15K Scholarships Guaranteed — Scholarships of $15,000 are guaranteed to students admitted to and enrolled in our July and October cohorts.
  • 15-Month Program — Students can complete this 30-credit program in as few as 15 months.

Join a Dedicated Community of Cybersecurity Professionals

Top 24

for best online graduate information technology programs1

No. 1

cybersecurity program and private school for military-connected students2


projected job growth between 2020 and 2030—much faster than average3

50 Years

since Syracuse University became the second institute in the U.S. to offer computer engineering degrees

Become Adept in Cyberattack Prevention and Solutions

Cybersecurity professionals are being called upon to design and develop assured and secure computer systems, and protect the world from devastating cyberattacks. Syracuse University’s online M.S. in Cybersecurity program takes a unique approach to educating the field’s future leaders. As a student, you will attend live online classes and have 24/7 access to interactive coursework. You will connect and network with faculty and peers through lively discussions and collaborative exercises.

  • Courses taught by world-class Syracuse University faculty
  • An active global alumni network
  • A Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education4

Through cutting-edge research, curricular innovations and collaboration, the M.S. in Cybersecurity prepares students to predict, prevent and respond to cyberattacks.

Students in the program focus on five major objectives: designing new systems that are inherently secure; protecting systems such as web, mobile and critical infrastructures; assuring systems through application of mathematical logic; analyzing and detecting malware and other cyberattacks; and identifying suspicious cyber behavior via data mining and anomaly detection.

Give your cybersecurity career a competitive advantage. Start now.

12022 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, Retrieved from U.S. News & World Report January 26, 2022.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2Syracuse University, “Syracuse University Cybersecurity Program Named No. 1 by Military Times,” Retrieved from Syracuse University Oct. 14, 2021; “Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 4-Year,” Retrieved from Military Times October 14, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3“Occupational Outlook Handbook,” Retrieved from
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor October 26, 2021.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4Syracuse University has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) since 2001 and as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R) since 2009. “University Receives Dual Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education Designations 2014,” Retrieved from Syracuse University Sept. 29, 2020.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference