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MU Cybersecurity Program Ranks Second In U.S.

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Cybersecurity is a growing field as companies large and small need to protect computer systems from hackers and viruses. 

According to a Fortune Magazine ranking, one of the best places in the country to earn an online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity is from Marshall University. 

The program covers advanced cryptography, cybersecurity policy, cyber risk and vulnerability, cyber operation, wireless network security, web/mobile security, software security, security in Internet of Things (IoT) and other topics.

Marshall’s 30-credit-hour program, which cost $509 per credit, is offered through the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and does not require applicants to submit a GRE score for admission. Marshall’s program uses the latest security tools and technologies to teach advanced topics in cybersecurity. 

The program’s ranking “is a testament to the hard work that the faculty put in to make sure their courses are a blend of theory and practice,” said Dr. Paulus Wahjudi, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering at Marshall. 

“The field of cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields and the demand is very high. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in advancing their career in the field of computing,” he said.

According to the report, Marshall accepted 66 percent of applicants for the 2022-23 academic year. Students had an average GPA 3.75 coming into the program. 

Visit the program website for more information.