Cybersecurity Informatics


Advance Your Career in Cybersecurity
100% Online Master's Degree in Informatics Program

Ready to lead the fight against cyber threats—and explore exciting new career options? The 100% online Master of Science in Informatics program at San José State University offers a career pathway that focuses specifically on Cybersecurity and Privacy.

This interdisciplinary program provides the skills you need to advance your career in this critically important—and growing—field.

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What You’ll Learn

In our convenient, 100% online program, you’ll build a solid foundation in general informatics skills such as project management, human-centered design, and big data management—with a specific focus on important security and privacy topics, including:

  • Operational Security
  • Web Application Attacks
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Application Programming Development
  • Forensic Imaging
  • Search and Seizure Procedures
  • Forensic Tool Kit

Finish in One Year

Our executive-style program is conducted 100% online, so you can continue working while you pursue your degree. The MS in Informatics program is convenient and flexible and can be finished in just one year.

High Demand, High Salaries

Cybersecurity jobs are on the rise, as the strategic management and protection of data become greater concerns for businesses and government agencies across the globe. Organizations are looking to hire cybersecurity engineers, analysts, specialists, consultants, and architects. And because this is a relatively new but rapidly growing field, having a Master’s Degree in the subject can give you a significant boost over other job applicants.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual wage for Information Security Analysts was $112,000 in May 2022, which was higher than U.S. average wage for all occupations of $61,900.

Learn more about careers in Cybersecurity and Informatics.

Apply for Admission

  • No GRE or GMAT Test Required
  • Online Application
  • Scholarships Available

Find more information on admissions requirements and application process at How to Apply.