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Programs in Cyber Security

Gain hands-on learning experience and solve complex problems in one of the fastest-growing and highest-demand job specializations in the world.

Cyber security skills are in high demand, yet there aren’t enough professionals who offer them. It’s estimated that more than 1 million cyber security jobs worldwide remain unfilled, with more than 200,000 in the United States.

We pride ourselves in being a pioneer in the field of cyber security, with more than two decades at the forefront of research and education. Our programs are designed to combine hands-on and project-based learning experiences with faculty expertise in wide-ranging fields, allowing you to cultivate broader perspectives and gain technical and non-technical skills.

NSA Designated Center

100% Success Rate for UTulsa Cyber Security M.S.

$102k+ Average Salary for Info Security Analysts

9:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Students at the 2024 Cyber Security Competition

The 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. Since 2000, The University of Tulsa has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The B.S. and M.S. degrees in Cyber Security prepare graduates for careers in cyber defense using a hands-on curriculum adhering to CAE-CD guidelines. Additionally, the M.S. in Cyber Security has been validated as an approved CAE-CD Program of Study. 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.

Professional Opportunities

TU students learning about Cyber studies.

Cyber security skills are highly sought after by federal government agencies, national laboratories, law enforcement and intelligence communities, and the private sector. We encourage experiential learning and our faculty will help you explore partnerships with employers. Our alumni work for elite cyber industry leaders including Amazon, Google, IBM X-Force Red, the NSA, and others.

Job opportunities:

  • Chief information security officer
  • Cyber defense analyst
  • Information systems security developer
  • Penetration tester
  • Systems security engineer
  • Information security analyst

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. UTulsa's Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your UTulsa experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      UTulsa students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at UTulsa. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      UTulsa encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by UTulsa's job placement guarantee.

      UTulsa is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

    Learn more about the School of Cyber Studies

    The University of Tulsa is building on its long history of excellence in computer science and cyber security by establishing a School of Cyber Studies to house undergraduate and graduate programs in this rapidly evolving field. The School of Cyber Studies is unique in that it is primarily comprised of faculty from multiple disciplines jointly appointed.

    School of Cyber Studies