Cyber Security Program

Join Our No. 1 Cyber Security Program

Earn your cyber security degree from the nation’s top cyber security program. The UTSA Cyber Security Program has been offered by the College of Business since 2001 and offers a bachelor’s degree in cyber security, an online bachelor’s degree in cyber security, a master’s degree in information technology with a cyber security concentration and a doctoral degree with a concentration in information technology.

As one of the first schools in the nation to be certified by the National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence, this means our curriculum meets real-world needs and is viewed as high quality by a leading federal security agency. The program is led by world-class researchers and academics as well as adjuncts who work in security and understand the needs of industry.


Coursework include digital forensics, secure network design, intrusion detection, voice and data security, secure electronic commerce and security incident response. Students learn how to protect data, gather and examine digital evidence, perform security risk assessments, develop secure software and protect computer networks.

Hands-on Approach

In addition, the UTSA Cyber Security Program offers a breadth of relevant activities beyond classroom teaching and research to further challenge the students. These include student organizations such as the Computer Security Association as well as participating in student competitions such as the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Graduates of the program are highly sought out and have been placed in government and private sector positions with such employers as the 24th Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency, Chevron, Digital Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigations, H-E-B, National Security Agency, Rackspace, Raytheon, USAA and many others.

Specialty Areas

  • Digital Forensics
  • Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • Security
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Insider Threat
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Bio Cyber Defense