Find Louisiana Cyber Security Degrees

Cyber Security Degrees in Louisiana

We found 3 cyber security programs in Louisiana.

There are a couple of institutions in the state of Louisiana that offer cyber security programs that have been accredited as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE).

NSA CAE Designated Institutions for Cyber Security in Louisiana

This designation represents these programs having achieved high marks when being reviewed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The options are between a community college in Bossier City and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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

  • Bossier Parish Community College 2 Year Cyber Security Program
  • Louisiana Tech University

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Online Cyber Security Programs in Louisiana

At this time, there are minimal choices to gain online education from an accredited university in the state of Louisiana. Some information technology courses can be taken online at Bossier Parish Community College.

Typically, online programs and courses will be available in mostly asynchronous format with requirements to complete assignments and exams within specific deadlines. Students will need to check with the institution to see if they have the correct computer devices and software needed to complete the program. Common requirements include a Windows or Mac computer, internet access, and the Google Chrome or Firefox internet browser.

Master's in Cyber Security Degrees in Louisiana

Professionals looking for executive roles in cyber security may consider pursuing a Master's degree in the field. Admission into these programs typically require an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor's degree, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA is recommended. Prior coursework should be in the subjects of computer science, information technology, and mathematics.

Typical Pre Requisites for Cyber Security Programs

Many universities will need the submission of an updated resume, letters of recommendation, personal essay detailing career goals, and GRE or GMAT scores within the last five years. At this time, there are no Master's degrees that are accredited as a CAE in the state of Louisiana, but students at Louisiana Tech University can receive a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance, or use that curriculum as a concentration in the Master of Business Administration.

Getting Started Working in Cyber Security in Louisiana

There are many opportunities to get an undergraduate degree or certification in the state of Louisiana. The Shreveport metropolitan area is home to the National Cyber Research Park which hosts numerous cyber security jobs. Bossier Parish Community College has added educational buildings at the park to accommodate the rise of students entering the program, and General Dynamics has a new Integrated Technology Center in the area and has brought over 800 new jobs to the area.

Louisiana Cyber Security Careers

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of Louisiana is on the lower end of employment for information security analysts, and has an average salary of $74,350 – reaching up to $104,940 at the 90th percentile. The locations of Baton Rouge and New Orleans sees about half of this employment level.

Cyber Security and Tech Employers and Organizations

The National Cyber Research Park has an emphasis in building and maintaining cyber security professionals in the state of Louisiana. In addition to General Dynamics, which frequently hires cyber security analysts, the Louisiana Tech Research Institute is a partnership between the Cyber Innovation Center and Louisiana Tech that reaches out to entrepreneurs to innovate new technology and build those opportunities in the area.

Available Online Cyber Security Programs for Louisiana

List of Louisiana 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:
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City
  • 2 Year Cyber Security Program 2 Year Cyber Defense CAE-2Y
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
  • Cyber Defense CAE-R
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