Cybersecurity Program Garners Numerous Rankings
Date revised: Oct. 11, 2018
The cybersecurity program in the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College
of Business was selected for Best Colleges’ list of the "Top 25 Online Master's in
Information Systems Security Programs for 2018." The program's recognition by the
National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as convenient
and flexible program options, helped the University of Dallas garner the No. 6 spot
on this prestigious list. This ranking places the program as No. 1 in Texas and sixth
among other top schools such as Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern
California and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The institutional ranking was designed to showcase schools that are "preparing students
for essential roles in the field." According to the Best Colleges, the University
of Dallas "stood out with an outstanding online cybersecurity program."
This nationwide ranking comes on the heels of other regional and national rankings
for the cybersecurity program, including a No. 1 ranking on universities.com’s list
of the “Best Cybersecurity Colleges in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2017”; a No. 1 statewide and No. 15 national ranking on Cybersecurity Degrees’ list of
“The 25 Best Online Graduate Certificates in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance,
2017”; and a top-five finish in Best Colleges’ national rankings of the “Best Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs, 2017.”
“This latest recognition that our cybersecurity program has received is a reflection
of our nationally recognized faculty, who are not only excellent instructors, but
also accomplished industry professionals. They come to the Gupta College of Business
with the latest trends in cybersecurity, which keep our program cutting-edge,” said
Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. “The work that our cybersecurity
faculty, especially program director Dr. Sandra Blanke, has done to keep this program at the forefront of change in the field is truly remarkable.”
The University of Dallas offers a 30-credit-hour Master of Science in cybersecurity, a 42-credit-hour MBA with a concentration in cybersecurity and an 18-credit-hour graduate certificate in cybersecurity, all available both online and on campus.
The cybersecurity program is designed to prepare information security professionals
with the tools to drive innovation and provide strategic cybersecurity management.
Now in its 14th year as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Education, so recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, the program covers critical topics faced in the cybersecurity industry
such as data protection, legal and compliance, penetration testing and digital forensics,
Due to businesses’ growing dependency on information security, employers are hiring
cybersecurity professionals now more than ever. A recent report by the Bureau of Labor
and Statistics found that jobs for information security analysts will continue to
rise, expected to increase 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 with median salaries exceeding
Accelerate your career with a cybersecurity degree from the Univeristy of Dallas.