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Study Cybersecurity in the USA

Why Study Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity programs combine information technology, security infrastructure design, and risk assessment to form one of the fastest-growing fields of the 21st Century. Cybersecurity graduates can go on to work for companies, governments or consult across many industries.

Key facts
  • Intakes
    Fall, Winter & Summer
  • Length
    Undergraduate:
    3, 4, or 5 Quarters 
    Graduate:
    2 or 3 Quarters 
Entry requirements

Check our academic and English language entry requirements

Fees

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Reasons to Study Cybersecurity at DePaul

Cybersecurity is taught in the College of Computing and Digital Media’s (CDM) School of Computing, located in Central Chicago. This area is also known as the Loop, where may global corporations have established their headquarters. This makes it the perfect place to build a network with those working in the field and reach out for work experience.

Employability within Cybersecurity is high, with 84% of Bachelor’s graduates and 93% of Master’s graduates of the School of Computing employed, continuing education or not seeking employment within six months of education. Master's graduates reported a median salary of $75,000 (2020 data).

Degrees and Courses

Choose from a range of programs to suit your interests and develop your career in your chosen direction. International students may study Cybersecurity through the Global Gateway Program or by Direct Admission to DePaul University.

  • Undergraduate

    Sample Courses

    • Applied Networks and Security
    • Computer Forensic and Incident Response
    • Cryptology
    • Data Structures
    • Database Systems
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Finance for Non-Business Majors
    • Information Systems Security Engineering
    • Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Information Security
    • Network Interconnection Technologies
    • Python for Programmers
    • Telecommunication and Network Security Practicum
  • Graduate

    International students may study Cybersecurity through the Global Gateway Program (Computer Security Concentration only) or by Direct Admission (all Concentrations) to DePaul University.

    Sample Courses

    Computer Security concentration

    • Computer Security
    • Cryptology
    • Data Structures
    • Digital Forensic Techniques
    • Discrete Structures for Computer Science
    • Information Security Management
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Network Security
    • Object-Oriented Software Development
    • Software Security Architecture
    • Systems

    Governance, Risk Management and Compliance concentration

    • Computer Networks and Data Systems
    • Digital Forensic Techniques
    • Governance Policies in Information Assurance
    • Introduction to Computer and Network Systems
    • Introduction to Lan Technologies
    • Introduction to Host Security
    • IT Auditing
    • Network Fundamentals

    Networking and Infrastructure concentration

    • Computer Networks and Data Systems
    • Digital Forensic Techniques
    • Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
    • Governance Policies in Information Assurance
    • Introduction to Computer and Network Systems
    • Introduction to Host Security
    • Introduction to Lan Technologies
    • Information in Security Management
    • Network Fundamentals
    • Network Security
    • Security Testing and Assessment

Alumni Success

Cybersecurity graduates work at:

Apple
Discover Financial Services
Microsoft
McDonald's Corporation
Paylocity
Unisys Corporation

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