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Online Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate

Cybersecurity Online Master's Degree and Graduate Certificates

The demand for cybersecurity jobs is growing 12 times faster than the overall job market.

Cyber attacks are severely affecting industries across the globe, including the energy, financial, government, healthcare and retail sectors. Qualified professionals who are able to prevent and mitigate those attacks are in high demand. Recent research from HP showed that 40 percent of cybersecurity jobs at the junior level and more than half of those at the senior and management levels are currently unfilled.

USF will prepare you with the skills you need to be competitive in the high-paying field of cybersecurity. Our cybersecurity programs offer fully online classes with multiple options designed to fit your needs. Options include a master's degree and a graduate certificate with concentrations in cyber intelligence, digital forensics, information assurance and computer security fundamentals.

Cyber Intelligence
Learn to generate and evaluate courses of action to manage risks, counter vulnerabilities and enhance organizational decision-making as you develop an understanding of how intelligence drives a cybersecurity mission.

Digital Forensics
Learn how to investigate computer, cyber and electronic crimes; analyze networks that have been attacked or used for illicit purposes; and properly identify, collect, secure and present digital evidence. 

Information Assurance
Learn how to balance defenses and risks to secure the integrity of information in storage; ensure its accessibility to authorized personnel and inaccessibility to unauthorized personnel; and maintain the confidentiality of an organization or agency’s sensitive, identifying and personal data.

Computer Security Fundamentals
Learn about various attacks in computer and network systems, including node- and network-level attacks; modeling and analyzing attack propagation and impacts; identifying core system vulnerabilities; and detection and defense strategies against attacks, including network forensics.

Reasons to Get Started

  • Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.
  • This is a fully online program designed to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Military Tuition Assistance, Veteran's GI Bill and State Tuition Waivers may be used to pay for the master's degree or graduate certificate

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Spring Application Deadline: Nov. 25, 2016

The University of South Florida has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cybersecurity (CAE IA / Cybersecurity)