Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity
University of Delaware’s online master’s degree in cybersecurity teaches you to step beyond traditional IT roles to design, execute and evaluate solutions that can stand up to today’s increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated UD as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
- 100% online format
- 2 years to complete, 30 credit hours
- Personal enrollment support through to degree completion
- GRE waivers are considered
Degree Requirements (30 credits)
- CPEG 665 Introduction to Cybersecurity (CYBER I)
- CPEG 697 Advanced Cybersecurity (CYBER II)
- CPEG 694 System Hardening and Protection (DEFENSE)
- CPEG 695 Digital Forensics
- CPEG 671 Pen Test and Reverse Engineering
- CPEG 676 Secure Software Design
- CPEG 651 Computer Networks
- CPEG 672 Applied Cryptography
- CPEG 657 Search and Data Mining
- ELEG 617 The Smart Grid
The online electrical and computer engineering courses are 7 weeks long, with multiple entry points offered per calendar year. (See FAQs for course offerings.)
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related discipline or work experience in a related field. A bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field is acceptable if the applicant has technical experience through work or certifications
- A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official GRE Score*
- Statement of Purpose**
- Three letters of recommendation
- Programming experience in a high-level language (such as C, C++, java or python) and familiarity with basic networking protocols and operating systems
*The following GRE scores are competitive: A minimum Quantitative score of 150 and a minimum Verbal, Qualitative score of 150. GRE can be waived, but is helpful when the applicant has low GPA, comes from a less competitive undergraduate school, or has minimal technical experience.
**A personal statement or essay addressing the professional and academic achievements that will help you succeed in computer engineering careers. Your personal statement should answer these questions:
- Why do you wish to pursue your graduate studies at the University of Delaware? What, in your opinion, makes UD special?
- What are your career objectives and how will an electrical and computer engineering master’s degree help you achieve your goals?
Tuition rates of all programs can be seen on the Graduate Office’s Tuition webpage.
You may start this program in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis, which makes now the perfect time to apply.