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Cybersecurity (MS) 
Program Description

The Master's in Cybersecurity multidisciplinary curriculum draws courses from the University of Arizona’s programs in Management Information Systems (MIS), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Systems & Industrial Engineering (SIE).

The 33 credit program is designed for working IT, engineering, and other professionals who have three years of technical work experience and want to boost their skills for a cybersecurity career path.

The degree focuses on effectively applying analytical and critical thinking to plan and execute security measures to shield an organization’s computer systems, networks, and networked devices from infiltration and cyberattacks.

Students engage in theoretical and hands-on approaches to learn the critical components of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity courses cover topics such as business intelligence data mining, information security, risk management, systems security management, penetration testing, network security, system cybersecurity engineering and cyber warfare.

The 100% online program offers six admission dates throughout the year.
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Department/Academic Unit(s)

Systems & Industrial Engineering -

The Systems and Industrial Engineering (SIE) Department at the University of Arizona was established in 1961 as the nation's first department of systems engineering.  Since then, the SIE Department has achieved international prestige for its contributions to the inter-disciplinary design of large-scale complex systems involving people, technology, and information.  With the introduction of a modern industrial engineering curriculum in 1972 and a reliability and quality engineering degree in 1987, the department offers a truly diverse and successful graduate program.  Career opportunities for graduates of the Systems and Industrial Engineering programs are outstanding.  Over the years, graduates from these programs have found employment in the nation's leading corporations, research institutes, and universities.

Electrical & Computer Engr -

ECE Grad School at UA

Degree Programs

ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. PhD degrees are research-based and master's are project-based.

Top University

The University of Arizona ranks among the top 20 public research institutions in the country.

Cross-Disciplinary Training

The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students.

Career Placement

ECE maintains longstanding partnerships with companies throughout industry, such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing and Pixar.

The Region

From earth's environment to medical advancements to space exploration, Tucson is a technology and bioscience hotspot.

Eller Administration

College of Engineering College of Management  
Campus where offered
UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Bryn M Pallette
Graduate Program Coordinator
Bryn M Pallette
Director of Graduate Studies
Susan A Brown
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

For domestic students a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
For international students an US comparable Bachelor's degree.
GPA score of 3.0 or higher (for the last 60 units completed)

At least one of the three items listed below:

  • Three (2) years of technical work experience (does not include internships)
  • Relevant industry certificate (i.e. CISSP, CRISC, CISM, etc.)
  • Recent (within one year of MS Cybersecurity degree application) undergraduate degree in MIS, ECE, CS, SIE, or related field

Supporting application documentation needed include:

  1. Three (3) letters of recommendation (application system will ask for recommenders contact information and it will send out the requests for you online.)
  2. Current resume which includes employment history, education, awards/honors, memberships and participation in professional organizations (uploaded during the application process.)
  3. Purpose of Graduate Study.  A document stating your goals and objectives of gaining this degree and how obtaining this degree will impact your career path. (uploaded during the application process.)
  4. Copies of transcripts (uploaded during the application process.)
  5. Official transcripts (sealed) from all institutions attended. Send your official transcripts to the address below.
  6. Completed Graduate College Application

International students ONLY:

In addition to the requirements above international applications must also provide:

  1. Copy of TOEFL scores. 
    • TOEFL minimum score: 80 internet based testing. (for international applicants only who have not graduated from a U.S.A. institution. Test must have been taken within two years of the intended term of enrollment).
  2. Official TOEFL scores.
    • Test must have been taken within the last two years of intended term of enrollment and sent to University of Arizona (code #4832) from ETS.

Please note that before joining our program, students should have experience/knowledge of Python and probability and statistics.


Send your official transcripts to:

     MIS Department, Online Admissions

     University of Arizona

     Eller College of Management

     McClelland Hall #430

     PO Box 210108

     Tucson, AZ 85721-0108


Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
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Minimum TOEFL:  80
Minimum IELTS:  7

Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Admissions Deadlines

The 100% online program offers six admission dates throughout the year.

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International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 33
Core coursework
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 01 Sep 2017