Graduate Programs


At UToledo we stay on top of current trends. That’s why our renowned College of Engineering is offering new graduate degrees in Cyber Security — a field in which demand for knowledgeable professionals far outweighs supply.

Cyber Security isn’t just about making computers safer. So many of our everyday devices are connected to the internet — refrigerators, security cameras, phones, cars. We need many more professionals who know how to protect our personal and corporate information from hackers and scammers.

The Cyber Security master’s programs teach you about the latest technology trends and tools in cyber security. You’ll develop the skills you need to work as a cyber security professional in a rapidly evolving IT world.

Choose from two program options:

Master of Science (M.S.)

  • Research-based
  • Two capstone options — thesis or project under the guidance of a faculty mentor — allow you to dive deeply into a cyber security area that interests you.
  • Learn to:
    • Investigate cyber security issues
    • Discover new cyber security knowledge
    • Present research to professionals in industry and academia

Master of Cyber Security (M.C.S.)

  • Coursework-based professional degree
  • Designed for working professionals who want to bring new knowledge to the workplace
  • Hands-on learning through our capstone course — Experiential Learning in Cyber Security. Spend time in our Cyber Range — a virtual environment that allows you to design defense strategies to deal with real-world cyberattacks.

If you don’t have a traditional computer science background, you will need to take some fundamental computer science courses before beginning the program.

Learn more about College of Engineering graduate programs.

Top Reasons to Study cyber security at UToledo

  1. Flexibility.
    Choose from two master’s degree options depending on your interests. Start in either the fall or spring semester.
  2. Experiential education.

    UToledo has a university-wide commitment to hands-on learning. You’ll have access to the latest tools to apply your new knowledge to real-world problems.

    • Work with UToledo’s IT professionals to find solutions to university cyber security issues.
    • Use the immersive game in our Cyber Range to apply your new skills and test strategies to solve real security issues.
    • Visit our cyber security capstone lab, where you’ll have access to internet-enabled devices and the latest security tools to test and enhance your knowledge.
  3. Expert educators.
    Our engineering faculty are active cyber security researchers.
  4. Personalized capstones.
    Immerse yourself in a specific area of cyber security — computer security, cyber forensics, network security, cloud security, hardware security, healthcare security and more.
  5. A broad curriculum.
    UToledo’s Cyber Security master’s programs offer a large number of electives. Tailor your degree to your interests. You also can take Cyber Security courses in our outstanding Law and Business colleges.

M.S. Cyber Security students must complete a thesis or project. You will have the opportunity to work with expert faculty on research.

Our faculty are working on projects in such areas as:

  • Cyber security for autonomous vehicles
  • Drone security
  • Smart phone security
  • Smart grid security
  • The use of machine learning to develop intrusion/spam detection systems


What jobs can I get with a cyber security degree?

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million unfilled cyber security positions globally by 2021. A master’s degree will boost your already-high earning potential.

After completing UToledo’s Cyber Security master’s program, you’ll be prepared to continue your research and development in cyber security areas or work in industry.

Cyber security professionals are employed in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Data automation
  • Defense
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional services

They are employed as:

  • Chief information security officer
  • Cyber security developer
  • Cyber security researcher
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security manager
  • Penetration tester
  • Security administrator
  • Security consultant








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Last Updated: 4/24/24