M.S. in Secure Computing

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 28 percent by 2026, and the field is among the most lucrative in IT.

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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Our curriculum is designed so that you will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of computing systems and networks
  • Master the fundamental ideas, skills, models, and tools of cybersecurity and privacy, including technical and social approaches
  • Get hands-on, practical experience applying security skills, usually through internships
  • Use electives to enhance your technical skills or explore areas of interest

You may also choose to work with our faculty members on research, giving you in-depth knowledge on a specific topic and increasing your marketability.

International students

Approximately 80 percent of our graduate students in computer science are from outside the United States. Many of our faculty are, too. In addition, thousands of international students come to IU 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 a global community that we hope you will join.


For guidance and assistance, contact Apu Kapadia at kapadia@indiana.edu or the Luddy Graduate Studies Office at gradvise@indiana.edu.

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