Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cyber)
Cybersecurity isn’t just about keeping your individual computers and devices safe, it’s about safeguarding our society and our world. Whether that’s from rogue criminals and gangs who want to steal your money or identity, or nation states and terror groups who want to disrupt defense systems, elections, or cripple our energy infrastructure, the need for well-trained cybersecurity professionals who can stop these attacks has never been greater.
Georgia Tech's OMS Cybersecurity is the only interdisciplinary degree in cybersecurity from a U.S. News & World Report Top 10-ranked public university that you can earn online, on your own schedule, for a tuition less than $10,000.
The OMS Cybersecurity program provides the foundations so you can:
- Understand the nature of risks and pathways of threats to cyber and cyber-physical systems.
- Develop an awareness of vulnerabilities to software, networks, and computer systems.
- Comprehend methods and strategies for protecting data on networks, in software, as well as other cyber and cyber-physical systems.
- Examine the constraints and costs of cybercrime and espionage to privacy, communication, and use of technology.
- Investigate the role that government, corporate, and coalition policies can have towards slowing and stopping cybercrime and surveillance.
- Looking for the on-campus program? Visit the On-Campus Master of Science in Cybersecurity page for more information."
A Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.* A good understanding of computer science fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms, processor architectures, operating systems, and networking protocols. At least one college-level course or equivalent knowledge in discrete mathematics. Strong programming skills and coding experience. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
*Qualified applicants with other degrees and relevant work experience in software development/architecture, cryptography, secure computer systems, and/or network security are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with such experience must be able to demonstrate in their application deeper understanding of these areas. If you only have familiarity with systems related to them (such as configuring a network firewall), you may not have the foundational knowledge needed for admission and successful completion of the program.