Already recognized by industry experts and governmental agencies for excellence in cyber security higher education programs, The University of Tulsa is now ranked in the Top 25 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. TU came in at No. 23, tied with Harvard, NYU, UC Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech, in this important and growing field, according to the 2022 ratings.
“This ranking acknowledges something we have known for a long time: TU provides an elite cyber security education that is among the nation’s very best,” said Tyler Moore, Tandy Professor of Cyber Security. “What’s even more exciting is that we have further strengthened our curriculum by recently creating a standalone bachelor’s degree in cyber security. Now, TU undergraduates can hone their skills through a dedicated major with expanded course offerings through TU’s new School of Cyber Studies.”
The U.S. News announcement comes on the heels of TU’s establishment this fall of two new degrees: a bachelor’s in cyber security and doctorate in cyber studies. The university already offered an undergraduate minor in cyber security, as well as a master’s in cyber security.
Earlier this year, TU also fulfilled a goal in its five-year strategic plan by creating an interdisciplinary School of Cyber Studies, which serves as a collaborative thinktank for cyber research and coursework in the sciences, engineering, law, ethics, policy and entrepreneurship. The university seeks to give students and scholars a dynamic space with state-of-the-art facilities to think creatively about how to solve problems in all aspects of the rapidly evolving cyber discipline.
TU has a long-standing reputation for excellence in cyber security with programs supported by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy and Transportation. TU’s cyber program is certified by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Research and Cyber Operations.