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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, M.S.




What will I learn?

The information assurance and cybersecurity master’s degree program at Florida Tech equips students with the advanced skills needed to stop a growing list of security risks facing corporate, government, and military institutions. This includes identity and intellectual property theft, threats to infrastructure security, and unlawful access to personal information.

Course components cover a range of topics from high-level company policy security issues to technical aspects, such as verifying the contents of memory. Students may pursue the Information assurance and cybersecurity degree on campus or through interactive online learning.

An Interdisciplinary, Flexible Curriculum

Many of Florida Tech’s programs are interdisciplinary and the information assurance and cybersecurity degree is no different, giving students an opportunity to work with faculty and students from a variety of disciplines.

Many graduate students are already industry professionals, so the learning environment is mature, cooperative, and designed for collaborative study. The program is closely associated with the Harris Institute for Assured Information—an interdisciplinary center that brings together computer science, psychology, business, and biology to provide the most up-to-date information and research in computer security. See below for more information.

Become A Cyber Expert

Designated by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Florida Tech’s information assurance and cybersecurity degree curriculum focuses on fundamental skills for addressing the various threats cybersecurity professionals not only face today, but will also confront in the future. This includes:

  • Threats, vulnerabilities, and different security architectures
  • Attack models, forensics, and operations processes
  • Operating system security mechanisms, and the secure and unsecure features of those systems
  • Communications model and communications encryption
  • Data mining and machine learning methods in cybersecurity scenarios
  • Biometric technology and the privacy and legal issues surrounding it
  • Implementing security strategies in new technology and protecting assets against attack

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Science

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$37,230.00 per year
USD $1,241 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2023


Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne Campus,

150 W. University Blvd.,



32901, United States

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,310.00 per year
USD $777 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June, August 2023

Start date

Expected July, August 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program.

For international students

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent) with at least three semester credit hours of statistics and at least three semester credit hours of discrete mathematics.

English language proficiency:

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have accomplished any of the following: an Internet-based TOEFL (standard, home and paper) with an earned score of at least 79; or an IELTS with an earned score of at least 6.0; or a PTE Academic with an earned score of at least 58; or a Cambridge English: Advanced with an earned score of at least 180 (Grade of C); or a Duolingo English Test with an earned score of at least 100; ELS English for Academic Purposes level 112.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Tech is a leading provider of science and engineering programs across Florida and the South, delivering excellent graduate outcomes.

  • 224th of 800 ranked higher education colleges in the U.S.
  • 51st out of 208 institutions in the South
  • 2nd best private college institution in Florida
  • Best provider of engineering technology courses in Florida

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