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Earn a Master of Science in Information Technology, while developing expertise in cyber security.

Cyber security classLearn how to protect data, gather and examine digital evidence, perform security risk assessments, develop secure software and protect computer networks. As part of this 33-credit-hour degree program in the College of Business, you will develop specialized expertise in the area of cyber security.

Take advantage of the cyber security research centers and institutes housed at UTSA and contribute to cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence, cyber analytics, digital forensics, industrial control system security, Internet of Things (IoT) and more. Through a rigorous applied curriculum, you’ll gain a unique combination of technical and business knowledge to assess, manage and become a leader in the cyber security industry.

The UTSA Master of Science in Information Technology Cyber Security concentration is designed to provide information technology professionals with the essential technical and business skills necessary to become a well-versed cyber professional.

AACSB logo  Best Cyber Security Program in the Nation - Ponemon Institute Top 100 Research Business School - UT Dallas Research Rankings

Earn your degree from UTSA–the No. 1 ranked cyber security program and become a part of the burgeoning cyber security community in San Antonio.

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Program-at-a-Glance
33

Credit Hours

20-40

Average Class Size

$69,996

Median Salary For UTSA MS Cyber Security Graduates

Program Overview

Program Starts

  • Spring (Mid-January)
  • Summer (Late-May)
  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Length

  • Average time of completion is approximately two years

Program Delivery

  • Classroom and Online Delivery Options
Employers Who Recruit UTSA Cyber Security Students
  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • Baptist Health System
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chevron
  • Cyber Range Solutions
  • Dell
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Frost Bank
  • Google
  • H-E-B
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • National Security Agency
  • Rackspace
  • SWBC
  • Target
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • The classes are the perfect mix between hands-on learning and academics. I’ve made lifelong friends, and I’ve found my passion for cyber security at UTSA.

    Charlotte Husoe
    ’15, MSIT ’17

Featured Courses

Faculty and students in SCADA lab

  • Computer Forensics
  • Introduction to Data Mining
  • Introduction to Voice and Data Security
  • Secure Incident Response
  • Secure Network Designs
  • Secure Software Design
  • Security and Risk Analysis
How to Apply

The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.

In addition to the application requirements below, applicants must also meet university-wide graduate admission requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form: Includes loading all required documents, paying your application fee and clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Current resume: Optional requirement, include employment or other related experience.
  • Letters of reference: Optional requirement. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
  • Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in the MSIT in Cyber Security program at UTSA.
  • Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Summer and Fall 2020 admission.
  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
    • Electronic official transcript submissions: graduate.documents@utsa.edu
    • Mailing address for official transcripts:
      • The University of Texas at San Antonio
        Attn: The Graduate School
        One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
    • Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.

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VIP Admission Process

The VIP Graduate Admissions Program was established to retain talented University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) undergraduate students and alumni in pursuit of their graduate education. Both domestic and international students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester credit hours can qualify. As a benefit, selected VIP candidates are fast-tracked through the graduate admissions process to include an abbreviated application. All GMAT/GRE test scores and supplemental documentation for the graduate application are waived including statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and resume/CV.

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Department Information

Main Office: NPB 3.110
Phone: 210.458.6300
Fax: 210.458.6305
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

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