Cybersecurity, M.Eng. | Online (optional) | University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) | Colorado Springs, United States
12 months
16472 USD/year
16472 USD/year
9452 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Cybersecurity, taught at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), deals with operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.


Network and system security has become very critical and ever-increasing urgent in today's network and information systems. 

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE). This designation covers academic years 2014 through 2021. More information about our IA programs and activities can be accessed at the Center of Information Assurance and Security Technology (CIAST) at UCCS.


  • Graduates of the Cybersecurity program from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) become experts in methods, techniques, and tools used in Information Assurance..
  • Graduates of the MECS program serve as chief security officers for organizations.
  • Graduates of the MECS program practice lifelong learning and keep themselves up to date with emerging Security Engineering knowledge.
  • Graduates of the MECS program contribute to Cyber Security Journals and Conferences.


  • Students should know the proven principles/techniques/tools, current standards, and best practices of Cybersecurity.
  • Students can perform independent research in the area of Cybersecurity.
  • Students can build a secure networked system and setup/enforce security policies.
  • Students can perform risk analysis and penetration testing of a networked system.
  • Students has developed effective communication skills and professionalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Communication
  • Operating Systems 
  • Fundamentals of Computer/Network Security
  • Applied Cryptography for Secure Communications
  • Master Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
148 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, computer science, engineering information systems, or equivalent.
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0; awarded within the past five years) or minimum 148 GRE (new grading scale), quantitative portion.
  • A completed online application including a concise statement of experience, career goals and resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants with any foreign post-secondary course work should also submit a course-by-course evaluation by a NACES member.
  • Other items as required.
  • International Applicants: TOEFL or ILETS of 6.5 or higher is required for English Proficiency.

Work experience

  • It is recommended the applicant have two years experience with commercial, industrial or government software development or system/network administration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8236 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8236 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4726 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Colorado Springs

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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