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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's

A graduate program covering cyber security systems, practices, and policies from theory to practical implementation. Roosevelt University is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security education. The graduate program at Roosevelt University builds upon a comprehensive technical foundation and focuses on best-practices in implementation. Roosevelt’s program includes a cyber-security center, credentialed practitioners and research faculty overseeing classroom study, laboratory work, engagement, and scale-projects to graduate students with a holistic understanding of the discipline.

Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission

What Differentiates Us

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ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT

Roosevelt University’s cyber security program are overseen by both a board of industry advisory board and an alumni advisory board. Both meet regularly to review the programs.

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THEORY AND PRACTICE

Students will work with both practitioners and research faculty during their program at Roosevelt University.

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PRACTICAL TRAINING

Students will participate in the Center for Cyber Security and Information Assurance and gain hands-on perspective.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Applicants should have obtained a previous degree in computer science, information systems or technology, information security, electrical engineering, or another related major. Students in the program are expected to become part of the cyber community. They are expected to complete the requirements of the degree including coursework and project or internship demonstrating a mastery of cyber concepts and practices.

Courses contain real-world, hands-on application assignments. Students may complete an internship. Career mentoring will be offered by field professionals and other faculty.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Cyber Ethics, Privacy and Legal Issues
  • Network Security
  • Secure Software Engineering
  • Planning and Budgeting in CISO Lifecycle
  • Cloud Computing and Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Enterprise Continuity and Recovery Planning

Outcomes

Cyber Security Manager
Cyber Security Consultant
Cyber Security Architect
Projected Growth

More Opportunities

Through the Roosevelt University Cyber Security Center, students engage in a full range of extracurricular activities. The Cyber Club meets regularly, participates in regional and national hacking competitions, and hosts a speaker series where professionals active in the cyber and data science fields from across the country speak to students about the state of the profession and provide career readiness advice. The Cyber Security Center’s Advisory Board offers opportunities for career mentorship, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities.