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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

Alumni Involvement

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.

Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

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

Practical Training

Practical Training

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

Expectations & Requirements


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


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security is projected at 18%, a much faster rate than the average for all other occupations.

There are many types of careers in cyber security, a few of which include:

Cyber Security Manager

Oversee a security team and be the go-to resource for an organization's information protection.

Cyber Security Consultant

Design and test the systems to protect an organizations digital information. 

Cyber Security Architect

Create and manage a security system that achieves business objectives and establishes best-practices for the engineers and the organization as a whole.

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.