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M.S. Cybersecurity

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.
  • No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, and The Princeton Review.
  • 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.

Cybersecurity and the Internet of Everything

College of Engineering Offers Unique Education and Research Opportunities in Cybersecurity and Protecting Idaho’s Critical Infrastructure

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Contact Us

Computer Science

Physical Address:
Janssen Engineering Building 236

Mailing Address:

Computer Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1010
Moscow, ID 83844-1010

Phone: 208-885-6592

Fax: 208-885-9052


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