US Universities For MS In Information Security

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Question From Ashish: – 

Hey ! your blog is just amazing thanks for sharing info with all in free :) i have question: –
i am in TE comp right now. i want to do MS in fields related to “INFORMATION SECURITY” but i am unable to find universities that provide such courses or at-least near by courses.. if you have any idea regarding it please do reply.. it will help me a reply !!

Answer From The Admin: –

Hello Ashish, Firstly Thanks for your Valuable Comments. Really Appreciate it.

Before Listing the Universities that provide MS in Information Security. You need to know what the course is all about in the first place. Check out entire details Regarding              MS In Information Security.

I am listing the Universities in USA which offer MS in Information Security Course. The Universities are listed below: –

Sr.No Universities
1 University of Maryland-University College
2 University of Houston
3 University of Southern California
4 George Mason University
5 Nova Southeastern University
6 The University of Texas at San Antonio
7 University at Buffalo
8 Iowa State University
9 Northeastern University
10 DePaul University
11 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
12 Eastern Michigan University
13 Kennesaw State University
14 Johns Hopkins University
15 St. John’s University-New York
16 Saint Cloud State University
17 Sam Houston State University
18 Loyola University Chicago
19 University of Miami
20 Rochester Institute of Technology

I hope I was able to provide you the Required Information regarding this Field.

20 thoughts on “US Universities For MS In Information Security

  1. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for listing universities ! I have a question – I have experience of 5 years in IT -development ,
    is it very late to go for an MS? My workex is not related to information security , so my experience will of no use for seeking job opportunity ?
    Also, is there any reason that MSIT – info security program of CMU, Pittsburgh is not listed above ?


    • You are never late for doing your MS. You have a good experience that you can use it to your advantage when you go for your MS. Experience always counts when you are doing a job search no matter which field you are from.

  2. Hi,
    I just completed my B.Tech in IT. I have a four year experience as a System Administrator along with my B.Tech in an MNC. A huge part of my job was information security, but that was not the only thing.
    It was part time for 2 years and full time for the two years. I have enough documents to support that.
    I am working as a Senior security engineer now in another MNC. My academics are not THAT great. I average about 70% throughout. I am a certified ethical hacker, cisco certified network associate, and soon to be licensed penetration tester.

    My questions are, will the above experience and certifications be helpful in getting an admit?
    What is the minimum GRE score you think will be required for it?
    The best university according to you with reference to job prospects from the list that you gave in your post?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Your profile is really good and it will help you during your Admissions. A GRE Score of 310 and above will always boost your profile and increase your chances of getting into good Univs.

      But your Admission will also depend on SOP and LOR. Make sure you prepare a good SOP and get a good LOR.

  3. I am working in a Top Indian IT company and have a total/relevant exp of 3 years in Information security. I would like to know best universities for the same field and their placements records. In above post i am surprised to see CMU missing? Please provide list of universities along with their placement records and accreditation from NSA.

  4. Hi,
    I am a EEE graduate working as a Network Engineer for the past 2years…I would like to go for Masters in Information Security…will there be any programing involved in this…and do we need to have any experience related to programming coz am really week at programming.

    Thanks in Advance..

  5. Hi ,

    I have 5 years of experience in IT industry, out of which 3 years are in Penetration testing. I want to pursue MS in Cyber security in California.

    Could you please provide me list of university in California offer MS in Cyber Security?

    Thanks in advance!

  6. Hi

    This is Logesh. Im having 2 years exp in system admin. Right now im working as an system associate in EY, Bangalore I had already completed courses in CEH, MCTP. But my graduate background is BE- EEE with 78%. And i plan to intake on Fall 2015 ( Aug or Sept 2015). i’m gonna take GRE & ToEFL on nov 2014. So will you please guide to get best universities along with placements in USA.

  7. hi m deepak currently studying in ECE 3rd year . i have strong desire for carrier in information security . but m confused from where i should start my carrier in this field . i wish to have master degree and mba in information security .
    prerequisite for higher education they need is background in computer science engineering ..
    pls reply soon

  8. hello i am amol rangari.. i have 2 years experiance in the fielid of cyber security so plz can suggest me the university for ms in cyber security..

  9. I am looking for a masters degree in Information Security from the US. I am currently completing my masters in IT from University of Mumbai, I need to know whether GRE mandatory to all of the above mentioned universities as an entry criteria?
    I am having this doubt, as I am told that most of the universities require the GRE score but not all of them require it.
    Kindly guide me with the same.


  10. Hi,
    I have completed my BE in ECE and i will b taking gre & TOEFL in this month…please let me know does our placements depend on the universities as in top university, average univ etc etc..and also please let me know the scope for information security in US as I am very much new to this

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