Meeting the Demand
Cybersecurity job openings in Idaho have increased 160% since 2015, according to a recent Idaho Department of Labor report, and the University of Idaho is offering a master’s degree program to meet state and national demand.
Earn This Degree Online
This program may be completed part-time or online through Engineering Outreach, our college’s distance education department.
- More than 15 Recognized Faculty in Cybersecurity – Students receive 1-on-1, personalized attention from nationally and internationally recognized professional faculty with Ph.D.s in the field of cybersecurity, with expertise in power engineering, information assurance, industrial control systems and transportation. U of I Distinguished Professors Jim Alves-Foss, Ph.D. and Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E. lead the cybersecurity program.
- CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) Participant – U of I is one of a few universities nationwide participating in the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. The program covers tuition and fees, and students earn an annual stipend of $25,000 for undergraduates and $34,000 for graduates while earning their degree to train for cybersecurity positions at federal executive agencies.
- Full Access to Cyber Attack and Defend Simulation Equipment – Students have access to a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) capable of simulating any modern high voltage power grid configuration. The College of Engineering is one of a few nationwide to offer this equipment to its students. The RTDS Lab on the Moscow campus is also connected to a local control hub in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, allowing students to mimic control operations and simulate what a cyberattack might look like as it occurs.
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. Most faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.