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Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Illinois Institute of Technology

12 months
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1614 USD/credit 48420 USD/year
1614 USD/credit 48420 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program at the Illinois Institute of Technology prepares professionals for the rapidly growing fields of cybersecurity, forensic, and information assurance leadership roles in business, law enforcement, military, government, and other organizations.

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Overview

Courses are taught by experienced faculty using a hands-on, reality-based approach to education in which students apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems. The curriculum is a balance of technology and management, and entails multiple aspects of cybersecurity, including cybersecurity management, information technology security threat assessment, vulnerability, and penetration testing, incident response, evidence gathering, electronic discovery, and policies and procedures to reduce cyber threats.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program at the Illinois Institute of Technology prepares professionals for the rapidly growing fields of cybersecurity, forensic, and information assurance leadership roles in business, law enforcement, military, government, and other organizations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics are prepared to accept positions within the industry, such as:
  • Information security officer
  • Security manager
  • Security administrator
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security specialist
  • Computer forensic examiner
  • Forensic analyst
  • Vulnerability researcher/exploit developer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cyber Forensics
  • Vulnerability Analys and Ctrl
  • Cyber Security Technologies
  • Cyber Security Mgmt
  • Evidence

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

Students interested in this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.

  • Illinois Tech requires a four-year bachelor’s degree conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission.

  • Academic requirements: GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GMAT or GRE is required: GRE/GMAT is required, apart from Master of Public Administration. 
  • Personal Statement required
  • Letter of Recommendation is suggested, but not required
  • ACT Composite: 27+ (Must have 27+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1240+ (Must have 630+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1614 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1614 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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