Find Arizona Cyber Security Degrees

Cyber Security Degrees in Arizona

We found 10 cyber security programs in Arizona.

Arizona has eight different universities and colleges with 10 different cyber security degrees that have been recognized as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE).

NSA CAE Designated Institutions for Cyber Security in Arizona

The programs offered by these schools showcase the advanced curriculum that follows strict cyber security guidelines set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Schools can be found in cities such as Tempe, Phoenix, and Glendale, as well as numerous opportunities in the cyber security industry regardless of professional experience.

Here is a list of Arizona cyber security degrees that are from NSA CAE Designated Institutions:

Featured online cyber security programs:

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Online Cyber Security Programs in Arizona

Many programs are available online in the state of Arizona for further convenience in completing a degree.

For those looking at undergraduate programs, Arizona State University has an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Networking and Computer Security.

Each class takes a little over seven weeks to complete, and there are 40 total courses needed to complete the program, or 120 total credit hours. In order to get into the program, prospective students will need to have a specific amount of education completed in high school and finish school in the top quarter of their class, have at least a 3.0 GPA in competency courses, SAT score of 1120, or an ACT score of 22.

The neighboring major public university that offers an online program is the University of Arizona Enterprise Security Certificate from the Eller College of Management.

Each course takes eight weeks to complete, with two courses taken each full semester, meaning it will take around six months to complete the full program. Courses that are taken to gain the certificate are Information Security in the Public and Private Sectors, Information Security Risk Management, and Systems Security Management. This program quickly helps students gain new skills and techniques for their next job.

Master's in Cyber Security Degrees in Arizona

The University of Arizona also has two Master's programs that are available online for maximum convenience and flexibility for students. First is the Master's degree in Cybersecurity that requires 33 credit hours to complete, and there is an option to complete a concentration in Information Systems or Physical Systems.

Students will gain the skills of preventing and managing security attacks, conduct forensic testing and determine which areas are vulnerable to future threats, and utilizing data analytics to gain an advantage over attackers. The core courses and information systems tracks takes eight weeks to complete each course, and the Physical Systems courses take 16 weeks each.

Another option is completing a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems through the Eller College of Management, and there is a concentration in Security and Information Assurance.

Courses in this specialization include Information Security in Public and Private Sectors; Information Security, Risk Management, and Disaster Recovery; Systems Security Management; and Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments. The first three courses are available in both fall and spring semesters with the latter only offered in the fall. The University of Arizona utilizes the Desire to Learn (D2L) course management system for their online programs.

Getting Started Working in Cyber Security in Arizona

Regardless of current experience, any student should be able to take a program within cyber security and secure a future career. There are multiple associates and Bachelor’s degrees, not to mention higher-level Master’s programs with options to complete courses in the evening or online for working professionals. Phoenix and Tucson are spotlight areas not only for education, but for job opportunities and various conferences and events that are related to cyber security and information technology.

Arizona Cyber Security Careers

For information security analysts in the state of Arizona, they make around $93,960 for average yearly salary with over 2,500 positions according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Phoenix provides some of the best opportunities for various levels cyber security professionals, and there are jobs at Wells Fargo, electrical utility Salt River Project, and computer hardware company Intel.

Top Cyber Security and Tech Employers and Organizations

The Cyber Security Canyon is a coalition that focuses on the development of the industry in the state, creating the best talent and keeping them in their companies and government agencies. Their goal is to showcase the best aspects of living in the state of Arizona while working in a cyber security career. They work to promote the best opportunities, various educational programs, and conferences and events that take place in the state.

Available Online Cyber Security Programs for Arizona

List of Arizona Cyber Security Programs

NSA/DHS Designation: The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated certain institutions as a CAE, or Center of Academic Excellence. We have labeled each program based on their designation:
CAE-2Y: 2 Year Program CAE-CD: Cyber Defense CAE-CO: Cyber Operations CAE-R: Research Program
Campus-Based and Online Cyber Security Programs:
Arizona State University
Tempe
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
  • Cyber Defense CAE-R
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott Campus
Prescott
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale
  • 2 Year Cyber Security Program 2 Year Cyber Defense CAE-2Y
Glendale Community College
Glendale
  • 2 Year Cyber Security Program 2 Year Cyber Defense CAE-2Y
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
The University of Arizona
Tucson
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
  • Cyber Defense CAE-R
University of Advancing Technology
Tempe
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
University of Arizona
Tucson
  • B.S. in Cyber Operations Cyber Operations CAE-CO
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