School of Cyber Studies - The University of Tulsa
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The University of Tulsa’s School of Cyber Studies equips future leaders with knowledge and skills to protect the world’s information and computing infrastructure in an ever-changing environment. Established in 2021 and building on over a quarter century of leadership in cyber security research and education, the school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees taught by a world-class interdisciplinary faculty from a range of professional backgrounds.

Points of Pride

Educating The Next Generation of Cyber Thinkers

  • Nation’s first and only dedicated academic department in cyber offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees
  • Interdisciplinary by design with faculty spanning computer science, engineering, business, law, social sciences, and humanities
  • More than 30 Ph.D. students pursuing advanced research study
  • Designated by the NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence since 2000
  • UTulsa’s Cyber Corps program has graduated more than 350 students since fall 2001, with 70 percent working at the NSA or CIA

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  • What is cyber studies?
    • Department faculty

      Cyber studies faculty are leading scholars in their fields. As an emerging discipline, our faculty are experts in both their traditional fields – be it computer science, engineering, social science, or beyond – and cyber studies. With a commitment to fostering academic excellence, faculty engage students inside and outside the classroom. They conduct high-impact research with UTulsa students at all academic levels and are dedicated educators.


    • Beyond the classroom

      UTulsa students have a range of opportunities for getting involved in cyber security beyond the classroom. Undergraduate students regularly work alongside faculty and Ph.D. students to solve open problems. UTulsa's Cyber Club, Root66 Tulsa, trains teams of students to compete in national competitions such as the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

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    • Cyber studies and its impact

      The word cyber originates in cybernetics, a term that describes the study of control systems and communications between humans and machines. We now use the word cyber as an adjective associated with activities that involve computers and computer networks. In that sense, cyber studies refers to the broader study of the internet and its impact on society in many fields: health, science, engineering, business, law, public policy, technology, privacy, computer security, cyber-physical systems, and many others.

    The University of Tulsa School of Cyber Studies is the first and only dedicated academic department nationwide offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in cyber studies. The B.S. and M.S. degrees in Cyber Security prepare graduates for careers in cyber defense using a hands-on curriculum adhering to the NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense guidelines. The Ph.D. in Cyber Studies encourages students to pursue research under the supervision of a faculty member. Its curriculum is flexible enough to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship to tackle pressing open problems.

    Cyber Study Programs