The Hood College Graduate School master’s program in cybersecurity prepares technical professionals — and those aspiring to a computer technology career — to implement smart information system solutions in the 21st century business environment. Students come from around the globe for our IT and cyber programs. In fact, one fifth of the enrollment hails from foreign countries, including Nepal, Cameroon, India, Saudi Arabia and others.
Explore current IT issues
The curriculum deepens knowledge of the procedures, tools and standards used in cybersecurity. Students learn systems and network security, computer forensics, cryptography, ethical hacking and contemporary technologies and techniques in web, wireless and mobile security. They also explore current trends and issues and in the process gain valuable insights into Cybersecurity’s role and impact in day-to-day business operations.
Boost professional marketability
Grounded in a thorough understanding of the technical and managerial aspects of cybersecurity, graduates leave Hood ready to tackle the complex cyber challenges in business, industry, government, education, health and other fields. For students who want cyber training, but not the full master’s degree, there is a stand-alone certificate in Cybersecurity.
Part-time or full-time
By taking one or two courses a semester, students can complete the 30-credit program in three years. Or as full-time students, they can take combination of hybrid and on-campus classes and graduate in 18 months. Both formats provide instruction from highly qualified faculty and adjunct instructors with proven Cybersecurity experience.