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Focus on protecting data and networks

In our Cybersecurity program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of information security, security infrastructure design and implementation, computer forensics, risk assessment and the impact of security requirements on business operations.

Throughout your cybersecurity degree coursework, you’ll learn to design, implement and manage various security infrastructure components. You’ll gain real-world experience by using DePaul’s state-of-the-art Security Laboratory, which includes multi-vendor firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), intrusion detection and prevention systems, routers, switches, security scanners and event correlation systems.

DePaul’s Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is located in downtown Chicago, in the heart of the city’s technology and business districts, providing you many opportunities to work professionally with leading companies in the fast-growing cybersecurity field. Many CDM faculty members are working professionals, allowing you to learn firsthand from leaders in the industry.

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.



  • Applied Networks and Security
  • Computer Forensic and Incident Response
  • Data Structures in Java
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Fundamentals of Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Security Engineering
  • Legal, Ethical and Social Issues in Information Security
  • Network Interconnection Technologies

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Computer forensics
  • Incident response
  • Management
  • Network security administration
  • Risk assessment
  • Security infrastructure design
  • Web development
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of Cybersecurity graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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