Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

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Prepare to become a cybersecurity professional in a graduate program that combines advanced studies in computer science techniques with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and practices.

  • 46-49 credit curriculum
  • Part- or full-time enrollment
  • Evening classes designed for working professionals
  • Research opportunities with faculty

Graduates of our program are prepared for the modern security workforce; ready to protect and defend cyber systems with hands-on experience in ethical penetration testing, wireless security, network security, cryptography, risk management and security of emerging technologies. Students will pair practical skills with theoretical research in a culminating project or thesis.

Scholarships available for autumn 2024

Apply to the University of Washington Bothell Cybersecurity Engineering master’s program by the autumn 2024 deadline to be automatically considered for an available scholarship that covers 15 credits of tuition for the first three quarters.

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Homeland Security, National Centers of 
Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

Nationally recognized & designated

The University of Washington is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Research and Education by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Interested in switching your career to cybersecurity engineering?

Build upon your knowledge from introductory programming classes or refresh your skills to prepare to go into the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering. Take six graduate-level courses in nine months to develop a computer science foundation in data structures & object-oriented programming, software development processes, software modeling techniques, systems programming, and software testing & quality.

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