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Cybersecurity Program

W.C. Morris Building, Room 222
Warrensburg, MO 64093
P:660-543-4930 F:660-543-8013
Dr. Xiaodong Yue, Department Chair

M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance


Welcome to the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program at the University of Central Missouri. The University of Central Missouri is consistently ranked by the Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the Midwest region which consists of 12 states. This program is designed to prepare graduates with advanced skills in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. The graduates from the program can apply these skills to protect resources in the cyber domain and work as senior cybersecurity professionals in various sectors of industry that have significant online resources.


Cybersecurity faculty at UCM are actively engaged in research activities which result in peer-reviewed publications and externally funded grants. Our faculty's research projects are well funded by both federal/state governments and industries. While National Science Foundation (NSF), Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) are examples for federal/state funding, Google and Nvidia are representatives for industrial funding.


Cybersecurity program's labs are equipped with state-of-the-art computing software through major corporate license agreements such as Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), Oracle Academy and VMware.


Program Outcome


The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to: