The Master of Information and Cybersecurity

The module will explore and investigate the fundamental theories and practices of computing and then gradually explore the trends and current.

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The Master of Information and Cybersecurity

The UC Berkeley School of Information’s (I School) Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) is an accredited online program that prepares students with the cybersecurity skills needed to assume leadership positions in private-sector technology companies as well as government and military organizations.

Their holistic approach to cyber security develops students’ understanding of information security technologies as well as the economic, legal, behavioral, and ethical impacts of cybersecurity. Students graduate as competitive candidates in the job market with connections to UC Berkeley alumni and professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area technology hub.

Students master core technical skills and become fluent in the business, political, and legal context of cybersecurity.

They can expect to graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Secure coding
  • Government and national security
  • Network and web security
  • Usable privacy and security
  • Cryptography
  • Operating system security
  • Security in context: legal, behavioral, and ethical issues
  • Privacy engineering
  • Cyber risk

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Earn Your Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Online

The interdisciplinary MICS curriculum provides students with hands-on practical experience with secure systems and applications, an understanding of the legal requirements associated with cybersecurity, and the ability to lead, manage, and contribute to building cybersecurity solutions.

The curriculum includes the following courses:

  • Beyond the Code: Cybersecurity in Context
  • Network Security
  • Software Security
  • Cryptography for Cyber and Network Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Managing Cyber Risk
  • Government, National Security, and the Fifth Domain
  • Usable Privacy and Security
  • Privacy Engineering

Cybersecurity Admissions
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Email: admissions@cybersecurity.berkeley.ed

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