This program provides the necessary foundations for the design and development of systems that are assured to be secure, focusing on two aspects of computing systems:

  1. Design of secure systems that exhibit confidentiality, integrity, and availability through authentication, reference monitoring, and sound design and implementation
  2. Design of assured systems, which are secure systems who properties are verified or proven

30 credits are required for the program. Students must take four core courses and six elective courses for a total of 30 credits, with a final GPA of 3.0 in these courses. Up to 9 credits may be transferred from other schools, upon evaluation of details by the program director or department chair.

Core courses:

  • Computer security
  • Internet security
  • Assurance foundations
  • Building assured components
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Principles of operating systems
  • Technical electives
    • Select 2 courses in computer science/engineering
  • Non-technical electives
    • 2 relevant courses from Law, iSchool, Maxwell relevant courses from Law, iSchool, Maxwell

Employment Outcomes

Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Computer Science and Cybersecurity MS graduates.

  • Companies that hire our MS graduates:

2U, ADP, Air Force Research Lab, Amazon, American Express, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Blackhawk Networks, BlackRock, Boeing, Cerner Corporation, Comcast,Ernst & Young, eBay Inc, Ford, EPE Innovations, Ernst & Young, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., High 5 Games, Houzz, IBM, IMVU, INFICON, Intercontinental Exchange, Investing Channel, Jeppesen, Lowenstein Sandler, LLC, McKinsey & Company, NCC Group, NSI-MI, Parsons Corporation, Petuum, Playmaker Health, PwC, Rockwell Collins, Samsung, Securonix, SRC Inc, Symantec, Syrasoft, Telenav Inc, ViaSat Inc., Walmart Labs, WXYZ, Yahoo, Yelp, Zify

  • Job location:

98% in the US, 2% outside of US

  • Job location within the US:

20% San Francisco Bay Area, 18% Metropolitan New York City, 8% Syracuse/Central New York, 5% Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 5% Texas (Austin/Dallas/Houston), 5% Washington (Seattle), 3% Metropolitan Los Angeles, 33% Other

  • Job titles:

Senior Programmer, Advisory Programmer & Data Analyst, Computer Scientist, Data scientist, Digital Analyst, Entrepreneurial Software Engineer, Full-Stack Software Engineer, Quality Systems Analyst, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Dev Eng, Software Engineer Autonomous Cars, Software Engineer-Android, Systems Engineer, Technology Consultant

  • Base salary range:

$60,000 - $120,000 or more

  • Median base salary range:

$95,000 - 99,999

Program taught in:
  • English

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