Cybersecurity is an increasingly important concern for government agencies, defense contractors, bio-tech research firms, and many others throughout New England. Students pursuing this area of concentration will develop an understanding of computer network security principles, human behavior, systems, cyber forensics, and the strategies and agencies (federal and state) that are intended to secure the nation from cyber attacks.
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UMass Lowell also offers a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, which can be completed through online courses. Students who complete MSIT.5610 and three other courses required for the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity with an average grade of B+ or better can be admitted into the MS in Security Studies: Cybersecurity Concentration program, and will have just 6 more courses to complete before earning the MS degree.
More information about this program is available from the Office of Graduate Admissions.