Today there are more than 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs around the globe waiting to be filled. Earn your cybersecurity master’s degree at Canisius University and work on the front lines of cyberspace to make the online world a safer, more secure environment. As Western New York’s only technology-based master’s level cybersecurity program, our program offers personal mentoring and support by faculty and unique opportunities for internships, professional certification and more. 

$930/credit hour (View financing options)
1-2.5 years
30-39 Credits, Full-time or Part-time
Currently Accepting Applications For
Summer, Fall and Spring

About the Cybersecurity Master's Program

Canisius Cyber Security Center

Protect businesses and government organizations from data breach and defend from hacking intrusions. The cybersecurity master’s degree at Canisius University offers a unique, technology-based curriculum that allows you to advance or change careers. At Canisius you will:

  • Engage in real-world cybersecurity training via internships with local businesses and hands-on learning experiences
  • Learn to perform information security risk assessments, identify potential threats, and develop threat mitigation strategies to protect valuable networks
  • Use 21st-century cybersecurity tools in our state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Lab

Network with others and access special cybersecurity training, webinars, lectures and certifications such as Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker with our partnerships with CompTIA, EC-Council and the U.S. Cyber Command. These rich partnerships make Canisius one of the best cybersecurity colleges in New York for value and academic excellence.

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Cybersecurity Program Highlights

  • Open to students with any undergraduate background with bridge courses for students from a non-computer science backgrounds
  • Flexible schedule – enroll full- or part-time
  • State-of-the-art Cybersecurity Lab
students working on computers in cybersecurity lab
  • Personal mentorship and support from faculty who are industry experts
  • Network building with our strong industry connections including our Advisory Council, comprised of leading specialists in the region
  • Our program also adheres to Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Guidelines
  • The program prepares students for general cybersecurity certifications

Career Opportunities for Cybersecurity Program Graduates

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in the nation and around the world. Graduates with a cybersecurity master’s degree can find a wealth of opportunities as computer and information systems managers, cybersecurity consultants, network security engineers or even chief information officers. Corporate giants like Microsoft and Google, along with the U.S. Federal government, are always searching for employees with top-notch cybersecurity training. 

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3.5 million cybersecurity jobs
went unfulfilled in 2021 alone
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35% Expected job growth for analysts
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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$102,600 median salary
for information security analysts, based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where Our Alumni Have Worked

  • Senior Consultant, Software Developer, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Assistant Instructor, Canisius University
  • Software Engineer, TenEleven Group 
  • Threat Detection Engineer, GitHub 
  • Software Developer, SitusAMC
  • Cybersecurity Operations Defense Analyst, M&T Bank 
  • SAP Security Compliance Analyst, Moog Inc. 
  • Technology Teacher, KenTon Union Free School District 
  • Cybersecurity Solutions Architect, M&T Bank
  • Senior Software Engineer, CUBRC 

U.S. CYBERCOM Partnership 

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The Canisius cybersecurity program is a proud member of U.S. CYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network, CYBERCOM is the US government's centralized command for information security. This partnership connects students with cutting-edge problems in the cyber domain. Benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive webinars about U.S. CYBERCOM’s most pressing technical and non-technical problems and key DoD programs that impact cyberspace.
  • Access to guest lecturers from U.S. CYBERCOM on cyberspace strategy, policy, law, innovation and workforce issues.

Learn more about U.S. CYBERCOM

Read More: Canisius Cybersecurity Students Present Research to U.S. Cyber Command

STEM Designation- International Students 

Certain F-1 Students who receive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees can apply for a 24-month post-completion OPT extension. This program qualifies as a STEM designated program. Speak with your admissions counselor to learn more. 

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The Master of Science in Data Analytics program is a part of the Canisius Center for Analytics and Data Ecosystems (CCADE). As a premier resource for interdisciplinary data analytics education in Western New York, CCADE provides students with access to cutting-edge resources and industry expertise, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

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