MS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CIA) is a 30-credit hour graduate degree offered by the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS). This initiative reflects the University’s eagerness to address rising needs of cybersecurity professionals in both the private and public sectors. The CIA program educates and trains an elite, diverse group of students who want to pursue a career in cybersecurity, such as cybersecurity analysts/specialists, cybersecurity engineers, network engineers/architects, software developers, etc. The program will also benefit anyone on this campus who is interested in advancing their knowledge of computer security and privacy, and it will offer a great opportunity for interdisciplinary inquiry and teaching.

The department schedules all CIA courses during late afternoons or evenings to enable students to earn their master's degree through part-time study. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

For general program information and questions please contact the Program Coordinator: Kimberly LaPere ([email protected]). For specific curriculum questions, please contact the program director:  Dr. Birhanu Eshete ([email protected]). If you have questions about the application process, deadlines, tuition, scholarships and assistantships, and other questions please contact the Office of Graduate Studies ([email protected] ).

Program Details

Computer and Information Science

105 - Computer and Information Science Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-436-9145
Fax: 313-593-4256

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed