URI Introduces Cybersecurity Masters Program

In response to increasing industry demands, New England Council member University of Rhode Island (URI) will offer an online master’s degree in Cybersecurity starting this fall.

The degree will be a part of the Feinstein Providence Campus Special Programs Office and Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center. The new degree will be offered online and is one of only two programs of its kind in the country. The program is unique in that it offers skills in not only cybersecurity but also in business and management skills. Enrollment for the program is now open.

“We have been hearing from our students in the certificate programs, and they have been telling us repeatedly that they want a master’s degree. They want the credential so they can advance their careers. This is for people in high-level jobs who want to get hands-on experience with computer systems and the ways in which those systems can be protected. And if someone does hack into those systems, this program will teach students how to track the bad guy,” stated University of Rhode Island Professor of Computer Science and Academic Director of URI’s cybersecurity program Lisa DiPippo.

The New England Council wishes the University of Rhode Island’s much success with this new degree program.

Read more in the University of Rhode Island Press Release or the Providence Business News.

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