Master's Degree Programs

With the increase in private and public funding for university research in cybersecurity, more master degree programs are being developed. Currently, Virginia has 18 master’s programs across the state which range in MBA’s with cyber specialties and data analytics with digital forensic.

College/University Programs offered Honors
Blue Ridge Community College
Weyer's Cave, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
CourseCourse in Data and Software Security
CourseCourse in Computer and Network Security
Doctoral Research GroupDoctoral Research Group with Professor Kun Sun, of Department of Defense
Danville Community College
Danville, Virginia
2 Year
Public
CertificateCertificate in Cybercrime Investigation
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program EligibleM.S. in Telecommunications and Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications Forensics and Security
Masters DegreeM.S. in Telecommunications
Masters DegreeM.B.A. track in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Management
Masters DegreeM.S. in Information Security and Assurance
Masters DegreeM.S. in Applied Information Technology with concentration in Cyber Security
Masters DegreeM.S. in Computer Forensics
Masters DegreeM.S. in Data Analytics with concentration in Digital Forensics
Masters DegreeM.S. in Management of Secure Information Systems
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Information Security
Bachelors DegreeBachelor of Applied Science with Concentration in Cyber Security
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Cyber Security Engineering
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Applied Cyber Security
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Tactical Computer Operations
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Telecommunications Forensics and Security
Center/InstituteMason Center for Security Information Systems
Center/InstituteCenter for Assured Research and Engineering
George Washington University
Washington, DC
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program EligibleB.S. in Cybersecurity
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Cybersecurity
CertificateCertificate in Computer Security and Information Assistance
Center/InstituteCyber Security Policy and Research Institute
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research
Germanna Community College
Locust Grove, Virginia
2 Year
Public
CertificationCompTIA Security+
ConcentrationConcentration in Network Security for Associate’s Computer and Information Science Degree
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia
4 Year
Private
National Center of Excellence
Masters DegreeM.S. for Information Assurance
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Masters DegreeM.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Security and Digital Forensics
Masters DegreeM.B.A. with concentration in Information Security
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Intelligence Analysis
CertificateCertificate in Information Systems Security
CertificateCertificate in Network/Information Security
Professional DevelopmentVATCyber Boot Camp and GenCyber Boot Camp instructing teachers in cyber security education
  • National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
John Tyler Community College
Chester, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
4 Year
Private
Masters DegreeM.S. in Cyber Security
Masters DegreeM.S. in Information Systems with an Information Assurance concentration
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Computer Science with a Cyber Security concentration
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Information Technology with Data Networking and Security concentration
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Information Systems with Information Assurance concentration
MinorMinor in Information Security
CertificateCertificate in Information Assurance
Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems & Cyber Security
MinorMinor in Cyber Security, Forensics and Policy
Partnerships/ConsortiumsPartners with Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems
  • National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by US Department of Defense
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
Associates DegreeA.A.S. in Information Systems Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity
Associates DegreeA.A.S. in Cybersecurity
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for 2 Year Education
Marymount University
Arlington, Virginia
4 Year
Private
National Center of Excellence
Masters DegreeM.S. in Cybersecurity
Masters DegreeM.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity
Masters DegreeDual Degree Program (M.S. in Information Technology and M.S. in Cybersecurity)
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Information Technology with concentration in Networking and Cybersecurity
Combined Degree ProgramCombined B.S./M.S. Program in Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
CertificateUndergraduate Certificate in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity
  • Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Masters DegreeM.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Assurance
Masters DegreeM.S. in Cyber Security
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Computer Science with concentration in Information Assurance
  • Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research
  • Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
  • Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research Grant recipient
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia
2 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Associates DegreeCybersecurity AAS Degree
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for 2 Year Education
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity
Associates DegreeAssociate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology with Specialization in Cybersecurity
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
Graduate CertificateAdvanced Engineering Graduate Certificate in Cyber Systems Security
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Cybersecurity
MinorInterdisciplinary Minor program in Cybersecurity
Radford University
Radford, Virginia
4 Year
Public National Center of Excellence
Masters DegreeM.S. in Data and Information Management with course in Security Analytics
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Computer Science and Technology with course in core security
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Information Science and Systems with course in core security
CertificateCertificate in Information Security
CourseGraduate course in cyber security education for K-12 teachers
  • Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Year
Private
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program EligibleB.S. in Cybersecurity
Bachelors DegreeB.S. in Cybersecurity
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, Virginia
2 Year
Public
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cyber Security
CertificationSecurity+ Certification
Professional DevelopmentCertified Information Systems Security Professional Bootcamp
Tidewater Community College
Norfolk, Virginia
2 Year
Public National Center of Excellence
Associates DegreeA.A.S. in Information Systems Technology with an emphasis in Cybersecurity
Career Studies CertificateCareer Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance for 2 Year Education
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
CertificateCertificate in Information Security
ConcentrationConcentration in Information Assurance and Security for B.S. program
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
4 Year
Public

Contacts: Tammy Alexander, Academic Advisor
Lionel Mew, Program Chair

Bachelors DegreeInformation Security Bachelor’s Degree
CertificateInformation Security Certificate
Bachelors DegreeIT Management Bachelor’s Degree
CertificateInformation Systems Certificate
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
CourseOffers multi-department engineering curriculum on computer-controlled physical systems
CourseCourse in System Security
CourseCourse in Cryptography
CourseCourse in Cryptocurrencies
CourseCourse in Defense Against the Dark Arts
Center/InstituteCenter for Risk Management of Engineering Systems
University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Wise, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Center/InstituteCertification for Systems Security Certified Practitioner Credential
CourseCertified Information Systems Security Professional Course
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
4 Year
Public
Masters DegreeM.S. in Computer and Information Systems Security
CertificateComputer Science: Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, based on three of these courses:
  • Social Network Analysis and Cybersecurity Risks
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Introduction to Cryptography.
Tools that students learn in our courses: Wireshark, OpenVPN, GnuPG, John the Ripper, Snort, HP Fortify, SCA, HoneyD, Immunity Debugger, Netcat, Scenario, Attack Graphs, Ibsnark, Etheruem, and NTL.
Graduate CertificateComputer Science: Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, based on five of these courses:
  • Game Theory and Security
  • Database and Application Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network and Operating Systems Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Resilience for Critical Infrastructure.
LaboratoryRamSec: Cybersecurity Lab trains undergraduate and graduate students in cybersecurity to prepare for work in the industry
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia
4 Year
Public
MinorMinor in Cyber Security
Course5 courses in Cyber Security and Resilience
Center/InstituteCyberPost Center educates and applies technology-related advancements
Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
MinorMinor in Cyber Security and Forensics
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
4 Year
Public
National Center of Excellence
Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program EligibleB.S. Computer Engineering and Minor in Cybersecurity
Bachelors DegreeB.S. Computer Engineering
MinorMinor in Cybersecurity
Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Cyber Security
LaboratoryInformation Technology Security Laboratory
Center/InstituteSecurity and Software Engineering Research Center
  • Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence
  • NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence
  • NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Information Assurance recipient
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, Virginia
2 Year
Public
ConcentrationConcentration in Network and Security Administration
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