NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineSchoolsCenter.com has released their picks of the 20 best online schools for Master's in Cyber Security degree programs. In gathering data from numerous websites, emphasis was placed upon the diversity and quality of course work, reputation of institution, format of online course delivery, and the success of students in graduating. The list of best 20 online master's of cyber security programs are presented in no particular order.
The ranking can be viewed here:
The need for qualified cyber security practitioners is rapidly growing in both the public and private sectors. Specialists in this field plan and carry out programs to protect their organizations' computer information and network systems. As web-based technology and reliance upon secure networked information systems have increased, so has the need to set up defenses against ever more sophisticated methods of hacking, cyber-crime, and cyber warfare. Personal, economic, and governmental information is now maintained and exchanged electronically within and across networked information systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, "Cyber-crime and cyber warfare are some of the most severe threats the US faces today. Hackers have the ability to attack millions of people, stealing personal information and committing virtual espionage from all over the world. Cyber-crime is also a chief concern for the US government."
A master's degree in cyber security equips graduates to prevent and detect such attacks in the interests of personal, economic and national privacy and security. The following is a list of 20 online cyber security master's degree programs that combine academic excellence with a proven track record of student retention and graduation.
According to researcher, Jared Goff, "Cyber-crime and cyber warfare are ever present and growing threats as every area of private, social, economic, governmental and military information is located, preserved and exchanged using electronic networks. Cyber security experts are, therefore, in increasing demand. This explains why the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts rapid growth in this field over the next decade. In order to meet this growth, colleges and universities are developing and offering excellent online degree programs to meet the growing and rapidly evolving cyber security needs."
The list of 20 examples includes:
Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa
University of Denver; Denver, Colorado
Depaul University; Chicago, Illinois
University of Alabama-Birmingham: Collat School of Business; Birmingham, Alabama
Regis University; Denver, Colorado
Robert Morris University; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York
George Washington University; Washington, District of Columbia
Lewis University; Romeoville, Illinois
Boston University; Boston, Massachusetts
Saint Leo University; Saint Leo, Florida
Florida Institute of Technology; Melbourne, Florida
Norwich University Online; Northfield, Vermont
Brandeis University; Waltham, Massachusetts
Northeastern University; Boston, Massachusetts
Northwestern University; Evanston, Illinois
Penn State World Campus; University Park, Pennsylvania
Liberty University Online; Lynchburg, Virginia
Nova Southeastern University; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Maryville University; St. Louis, Missouri
OnlineSchoolsCenter.com reviews publicly available data and then produces independent ranking assessments of various educational programs and college facilities as well as student guides and resources. The mission of OnlineSchoolsCenter.com is to be a vital resource for potential students making one of the most important decisions of their lives. OnlineSchoolsCenter.com recognizes that no ranking system is perfect and recommends that their ratings be used only as a general guide for choosing a quality school.
Contact: Jared Goff
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