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Join the elite professionals securing and defending our world from the threat of cyber attacks. Go beyond programming to master the critical topics facing organizations in the 21st century.

Why Cybersecurity at UD? 

  • The University of Dallas is an established Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) for Cyber Defense (CD). The goal of the CAE-C is to promote and support quality academic programs of higher learning to help produce the nation’s cyber workforce. 
  • The University of Dallas has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a CAE since 2003 and has successfully re-designated throughout the years. 
  • The CAE-C is guided by the NSA, a Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Board and cybersecurity professor experts. The NSA Cybersecurity Advisory Board experts and UD professors provide insights and expertise to inform the development of practice-based business education within the CAE-C.
  • The M.S. in Cybersecurity for Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program of study is designed to offer students a real world cybersecurity education taught by experienced industry professionals. The cybersecurity master’s program dives into the critical topics facing organizations today. The topics include data protection, legal and compliance, programming, operational and strategic cybersecurity management, penetration testing and digital forensics.
  • Our graduates are some of the most sought after cybersecurity employees in the nation, with an in-depth understanding of the essential domains of cybersecurity, including data protection, penetration testing and digital forensics.

Cybersecurity Programs Offered at UD:

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity (STEM)

This 30-credit-hour program provides an in-depth education with a leadership and ethics focus. Students who complete this degree often pursue careers in areas such as threat analysis, cyber defense, network security, penetration testing and digital forensics. This program may be completed 100% online.

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MS Cyber Intelligence

Master of Science (M.S.) in Cyber Intelligence (STEM)

The 42-credit-hour M.S. in cyber intelligence specializes in the application of the most sought-after skills in the key fields of business analytics and cybersecurity. This STEM-designated program combines cybersecurity principles — such as cryptography, penetration testing and forensics — with the most relevant statistical and programming techniques.

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MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration

MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration

For professionals looking to enhance their careers in management, the MBA with cybersecurity concentration allows students to gain a basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts to complement knowledge and leadership skills gained through the Dallas MBA.

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CISSP Certified Training

CISSP Certified Training

The University of Dallas partners with Netlynx to provide high quality CISSP training. The CISSP certification is globally recognized as the gold standard for IT and security professionals.

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Alexa Reubens

CyberSpotlight: From Intern to Chief of Staff, M.S. Student Finds Passion in Cyber
Alexa Reubens, MS ’22

Alexa Reubens’, MS ’22, journey from entry-level analyst at Citrix to its cybersecurity chief of staff was a challenging one for the self-described introvert. Her joining the company as a full-fledged employee coincided with Citrix consolidating the information security teams, and Reubens became a scrum master to help manage this process. Not long after, Reubens found herself coordinating an intense cybersecurity incident response investigation.

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The University of Dallas Center for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity at the University of Dallas

The University of Dallas — Center for Cybersecurity is an established cybersecurity center within the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. In 2003, the University of Dallas was designated a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA). The University of Dallas values the support and guidance provided by the NSA and has been successfully re-designated as a CAE for nearly 20 years. Students graduating from the University of Dallas – have the confidence that the master’s Program of Study (POS) aligns with the NSA requirements and is a highly qualified CAE in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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Chris Russell Quote“ Even before graduating, I was approached by companies about job opportunities in cybersecurity simply because they understand the rigor of the program adequately prepares you for the fast-paced information security industry. ”- Chris Russell, M.S. Cybersecurity