Enhance your career and keep pace with the rapidly changing cybersecurity field. This program builds knowledge in many aspects of computing security concepts and practices from the perspective of software engineering, computer science, mobile computing, computer networking, policy and risk management, and systems administration.
This innovative program is designed to enable students to understand the theoretical foundations of computing security, to join a team of professionals solving the challenges of ensuring secure computing environments, and to become leaders within their organizations in the implementation of computing security and information assurance policies and practices. Alternately, this program can prepare students for further academic study and careers in either academia or research.
RIT has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education and Research by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
The curriculum consists of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters® program, six additional online courses and a capstone course through RIT Online.
Minimum technical requirements:
- A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam
- Minimal network latency to RIT's Main Campus (200ms or less). To test latency, ping 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11
$1,191 per credit hour (2020-21)
30 credit hours required
A student could finish the program in 2.5 years.
Complete the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program (9 credits equivalency):
Complete RIT Online courses:
- Enterprise Security (3 credits)
- Computer System Security (3 credits)
- Web Server and Application Security Audits (3 credits)
- Computer Viruses and Malicious Software (3 credits)
- Cryptography and Authentication (3 credits)
- Graduate Seminar in Computing Security (3 credits)
- Capstone for Computing Security (1–3 credit)
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended RIT Online course start date.
To be considered for admission to the master of science in computing security program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.
- Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) (for borderline cases, professional experience will be taken into account)
- Have a background in computer programming (two courses)
- Have satisfactory background in discrete mathematics and one course in statistics. Calculus recommended but not required.
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
- Submit a current resume and personal statement.
- Submit one letter of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
- GRE scores are not required for domestic applicants.
- International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.