Cyber Security Master's Program

Arod95Arod95 A+, Net+, Security+, CCENTMember Posts: 216 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hey guys last week I dedicated a day to searching for a cyber security Masters that had a direction more into penetration testing. Most were just computer science with specialization in cyber security with a class or 2 that were related to penetration testing. Then I stumbled upon this University of Washington Bothell . And I wanted to get a few others opinion if this is more in direction that I have been thinking. I believe it is, but I'm not a 100% sure. Thanks for any replies in advance!


  • YuckTheFankeesYuckTheFankees Member Posts: 1,281 ■■■■■□□□□□
    That degree cost 45,000+, so you might want to look else where.
  • dbrinkdbrink Member Posts: 180
    Have you looked at MSIA - Master of Science in Information Assurance - Dakota State University? Cost is reasonable and the curriculum is pretty nice. I'm starting the graduate certificate program at the end of this month.
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  • Arod95Arod95 A+, Net+, Security+, CCENT Member Posts: 216 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks @dbrink! I'm looking at it right now, and now I have something to compare to the Washington one. I'm liking the Dakota State one more for the fact that not only does it have defensive/offensive classes in the required Core Classes, but they also have more (in the ethical hacking certificate) that if I decide to get there use those three classes as my electives. Thank you so much for replying I love the fact I have more options I plan to keep looking but those are my top two choices now with Dakota on top!
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Does not UW have a much higher reputation than DSU in CS?
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  • Arod95Arod95 A+, Net+, Security+, CCENT Member Posts: 216 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It does but I'm still weighing the options though I would prefer Washington, but all depends what happens in the future.
  • dmoore44dmoore44 Member Posts: 646
    @Arod95 - check out the topic - I've posted a bunch of schools with cyber/IA offerings - you might find something else there that will meet your requirements.
    Graduated Carnegie Mellon University MSIT: Information Security & Assurance Currently Reading Books on TensorFlow
  • sratakhinsratakhin Member Posts: 818
    Also, check out Iowa State University. They have a pretty solid program and it's a Tier 1 university.
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