Cybersecurity Master's Program (M.S. in Secure Computing)

Technology-focused cybersecurity degree: Master's of Science in Secure Computing

Power plants. Election systems. Your bank. Your car. Everything that uses a computing system is a target. The world needs professionals like you to protect our technology and understand the people who would do harm.

Our technology-focused cybersecurity master's degree takes a highly technical, multifaceted approach to cybersecurity. In this two-year program, you will become adept at many aspects of cybersecurity, including networking, access control, cryptography, forensics, human-computer interaction, and social engineering. When you graduate, you will be ready to use the latest tools for identifying and mitigating threats—and you will be ready to design innovative tools of your own.

A growing and critical field

Every company needs people with cybersecurity skills. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job market for security professionals to grow 35 percent by 2031, and the field is among the most lucrative in IT.

7 graduates between 2019 and 2022: Employers were IU, NSWC Crane, Bridge Advisory, General Electric, and Central Bank of Uruguay. Graduates of our program have been hired by a wide range of organizations, including the National Security Agency, EY, Microsoft, GM, NVIDIA, and Visa.

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Focus on technology

Cybersecurity relies on secure coding. In this degree, you'll have the opportunity to master networking, access control, cryptography, and forensics. You'll learn the latest tools for identifying and mitigating threats, and you'll be prepared to develop your own innovative methods for defeating malicious attackers.

International students

Many of our graduate students, as well as our faculty, in computer science come to Bloomington from outside the United States. Indiana University draws students from around the globe for other programs of study. The university, our department, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering offer many types of support for you and our global community.


For guidance and assistance, contact Jean Camp at or the Luddy Graduate Studies Office at

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