Information Security, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Graduate Programs
Earn a master’s degree and/or graduate certificate from a leading research university with top-ranked programs
- Evenings on campus
- Part-time or full-time
- No GRE/GMAT required
Email hacks, information theft, data breaches—these modern threats are more common than ever before. In 2019, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 467,361 complaints, with losses exceeding $3.5 billion. The number of complaints since 2015 is close to 2 million, with $10 billion in losses. Everything from an individual’s health records to a multinational organization’s financial statements are at risk as unlawful agents seek to capitalize on under-defended digital data, creating opportunity for those with the critical applied skills and technological expertise to protect against, detect, and investigate cybercrime.
With flexible evening, online, and blended-format programs, graduate programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) focus on practical, insightful, and adaptable knowledge, giving you tools that can be immediately applied on the job while remaining relevant, useful, and valuable to your career growth for years to come.
Be the Firewall against Data Theft
MET offers multiple approaches to graduate study in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
PROTECTION: Programs in Security
- Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Security (on campus, online, and blended)
- Master of Science in Computer Science, Concentration in Security (on campus)
- Graduate Certificate in Information Security (online, on campus, and blended)
DETECTION: Program in Digital Forensics
- Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics (online, on campus and blended)
INVESTIGATION: Programs in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (online and on campus)
- Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (online and on campus)
Top Reasons Why You Should Consider BU’s Information Security & Cybercrime Investigation Programs
- MET’s Computer Science & IT degrees are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
- The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice is ranked #4 among the nation’s Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, 2023 (U.S. News & World Report).
- The online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems is ranked #10 among the nation’s Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs, 2023 (U.S. News & World Report)
- Convenient part-time evening or online formats allow you to balance your education and time with your work/life needs.
- Students who complete Cybercrime Investigation programs are eligible to take forensic examiner exams.
- Throughout your program, you can rely on faculty to provide mentorship via assistantships, academic support, and career advising.
- MET offers merit scholarships to help finance your degree.
- Diverse on campus and online classrooms ensure vital connections with other students and professionals from around the world—networks that can open doors.
Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
Information Security programs at Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).