Graduate Programs

Students developing and practicing cybersecurity skills to make them more “ethical” hackers in the world of cybersecurity in the iSuite at Evans Hall.

Cybersecurity: M.S., 4+1, Certificate, Certificate (Online), M.S. (Online)


Ensuring the security of the world’s and our own nation’s computers, systems and networks is a key national security challenge.  Thus, establishing high-quality cybersecurity educational programs is a top national priority as well as a regional imperative since trained cybersecurity graduates are of critical importance to several large employer groups in this region.

The cybersecurity master’s program is structured to enable professionals to gain advanced training in this field. Unlike other programs that are solely focused on IT security, this program emphasizes design of secure software and systems, security analytics and secure business systems. It trains individuals that have a traditional background in engineering, computer science, information systems or related fields to have strong security skills enabling them to develop new secure systems and/or software, to exploit analytics for security purposes or to develop and manage secure business systems. Thus graduates of this program will be skilled in the latest theories and practices required to address the most challenging cybersecurity issues facing the world today.

The 4+1 cybersecurity program provides the opportunity for talented students to complete a bachelor’s degree plus master’s degree in less time.


Program Concentrations:

  • Security Analytics
  • Secure Software
  • Secure Systems
  • Security Management


Certificates Offered:

  • Cybersecurity Certificate (Foundations)
  • Secure Systems Certificate
  • Security Analytics Certificate
  • Security Management Certificate
  • Secure Software Certificate


Application Deadlines


August 1: Final deadline to apply

August 15Final deadline to apply (M.S.Online)



October 1Final deadline to apply (M.S.Online)

October 7Final deadline to apply (CertificateOnline)



January 1: Final deadline to apply

January 20Final deadline to apply (M.S.Online, CertificateOnline)



March 23Final deadline to apply (M.S.Online)



May 25Final deadline to apply (M.S.Online, CertificateOnline)


Certificate applications accepted up to first day of classes of a given term for both the fall and spring terms.

* International applicants are not eligible to obtain a U.S. student visa solely with an acceptance to a UD graduate certificate program. Certificates may be added by full-time matriculated graduate students.

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

Some financial aid may be available to qualified students.