Massachusetts Cybersecurity Degree Programs

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Tufts University Online MS in Computer Science
GRE not required, 10 courses, 100% online. Tufts University attracts students with academic or professional programming experience (or CS experience) who are inquisitive, futuristic thinkers interested in developing innovative solutions for today’s digital challenges.
Anna Maria College Master of Public Administration - Homeland Security
Gain the most relevant knowledge and techniques needed to take a leading role in protecting the public, including risk analysis, international/domestic threat detection, inter-agency coordination, and public policy analysis.
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Massachusetts Cybersecurity Degrees Overview

Massachusetts has four institutions with seven cybersecurity degrees that are currently designated as National Centers for Academic Excellence (CAE) in cybersecurity education.

Why consider NSA CAE designated institutions for cyber security in Massachusetts

There are no two-year institutions, but there are designations in cyber defense, cyber research, and cyber operations - Northeastern university has all three of them in various programs.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have a joint effort to promote the best higher education programs for cybersecurity in an effort to eliminate job vacancies, and there are plenty of coursework opportunities that can be done online.

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Are there NSA CAE designated cyber security degrees in Massachusetts?

Yes. Here is a list of Massachusetts universities that are NSA CAE Designated Institutions and have a cybersecurity degree.

Online Cyber Security Programs in Massachusetts

There are a variety of online programs at the Master's degree level in Massachusetts. There are many options available at Boston University, the first being a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Security. These courses can also be completed as a blended hybrid of on-campus courses.

There are 10 total courses that students will need to take, and students have the option to take these courses with full-time or part-time enrollment. The following classes are required in the curriculum: IT Strategy and Management, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design and Implementation for Business, Business Data Communications and Networks, and Java or Python computer programming.

BU also provides numerous graduate certificates in the cybersecurity field that can also be completed online, or at least in a hybrid format. The Digital Forensics certificate will make graduates competent in the task of observing network security and investigating any problematic areas or the affects made from an outside intrusion.

Students will need to take the following courses to pass the certification: Business Data Communication and Networks, Digital Forensics and Investigations, Mobile Forensics and Security, and Network Forensics. They will need to maintain a B-grade average to remain in good standing throughout the curriculum.

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Master's in Cyber Security Degrees in Massachusetts

The Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University offers a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, which can be fully completed online. Students will be prepared in tackling network security issues and being able to identify virtual attacks and how to solve any problems in real-time scenarios. In order to get into the program, prospective students will need to submit an application with fee, unofficial or official transcripts, a statement of purpose on what will be accomplished by taking this degree, recent resume, three letters of recommendation, and GRE test scores.

After taking a foundational course on information assurance, students will complete courses along a technical and contextual track, which includes network and software security processes, cryptography, digital forensics, and privacy and ethics. There will be an additional eight credit hours worth of electives and a capstone project that culminates the program. Students should anticipate finishing the program within two to three years.

List of the best cyber security degrees in Massachusetts

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Degrees

Click to view all online Associate and Bachelor in Cyber Security degrees that are taking applications.

School Program City
Assumption College
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Worcester
Bay Path University
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics Longmeadow
Bristol Community College
Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems Fall River
Cape Cod Community College
AS IT: Cybersecurity Concentration West Barnstable
MassBay Community College
Cyber Security Associate in Science Framingham
Middlesex Community College
Associate in Science in Liberal Studies Information Technology: Cybersecurity Transfer Bedford
Northeastern University 
B.S. in Computer Science, Concentration in Cyber Operations/B.S. in Cyber Security, Concentration in Cyber Operations Boston
Northeastern University
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Boston
Quincy College
Computer Science: Cyber Security Associate in Science Quincy
University of Massachusetts Amherst
BS in Computer Science with Security & Privacy Track Amherst
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science (BS)- Cyber Security Concentration Worcester

Massachusetts Graduate Cybersecurity Degrees

School Program Admissions
Pace University Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Website
Maryville University Master of Science in Cybersecurity Website
University of California, Berkeley Master’s in Cybersecurity Website
University of West Florida Online Master's in Cybersecurity Website
Syracuse University Master of Science in Cybersecurity Website
Arizona State University Online Master of Computer Science - Cybersecurity Website
Utica University Online MS in Cybersecurity Website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security Website
Stevens Institute of Technology Master of Science in Computer Science Website
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Click to view all online Graduate level Cyber Security degrees (Master and Doctorate) that are taking applications.

School Program City
Boston College
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Chestnut Hill
Boston University
Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Boston
Boston University
MS in Computer Science with Specialization in Cyber Security Boston
Northeastern University
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Boston
Northeastern University
Ph.D. in Information Assurance Boston
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. in Computer Science: Cybersecurity Focus Worcester
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Getting Started Working in Cyber Security in Massachusetts

Massachusetts may not have a wide variety of institutional choices, but Boston University and Northeastern University have a lot of flexibility in terms of cybersecurity customization in the curriculum and the ability to take many classes online. There are no quick two-year programs that are accredited as a CAE, but there are numerous graduation certificates offered in cybersecurity and information security management.

Massachusetts Cyber Security Careers

The Boston, Cambridge, and Nashua metropolitan area is the fifth-biggest employment location for information security analysts in the United States according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, having over 3,000 positions. It is also a very lucrative location with an average mean salary of at least $108,700.

Top Cyber Security and Tech Employers and Organizations

One of the biggest employers in the state is Dell EMC, a Fortune 500 company that sells computer storage and has one of their headquarters in Hopkinton. Many of their services involve storing information and cloud computing, meaning security is of high importance at their company. RSA Security is a subsidiary of the company and develops encryption solutions and cryptography libraries, which is located in Bedford. Out in Cambridge, aerospace and defense manufacturer Raytheon also has an emphasis in improving cyber crime and protecting the United States military forces.