List of Top Information Security Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

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    • BS: Cybersecurity
    • BS: Computer Information Systems
    • BS: Computer Science
    • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
    • AA: Cybersecurity
    • AA: Information Technology
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    • MS in IT - Information Security and Assurance
    • MS in Management - Information Technology
    • Master of Science in Information Technology
    • MS in IT - Project Management
    • BS in Information Technology - Information Security & Assurance
    • BS in Cybersecurity
    • BS in IT - IT Management
    • BS in Information Technology
    • AASIT - Network Administration
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Information security programs are usually offered at the graduate level, but a few undergraduate academic opportunities are also available. These programs provide intensive training in information technology, and they may also cover business and legal topics. In an information security program, students learn how to identify and eliminate the vulnerabilities present in a computer system. The three schools profiled here provide exemplary training for this career, and each school was nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

Johns Hopkins University in MD

Johns Hopkins University offers a Master of Science in Security Informatics degree program. The program offers two tracks in technology & research and policy & management. A Ph.D. program is also available, with research areas in crytography & privacy and health & medical security. Students can qualify for the Information Security Institute Fellowship or an Information Security Institute Fellowship for Veterans. The school was ranked #10 among all national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

Nova Southeastern University in FL

Undergraduates interested in studying information security at Nova Southeastern can major in computer science or computer information systems. At the graduate level, a Master of Science in Information Security degree is available online and on campus. Classes in this program include database security, information security governance, applied cryptography, and computer and network forensics. Graduate certificates are also available in information security, as well as Ph.D. programs. The school was nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

DePaul University in Chicago, IL

DePaul University offers a B.S. in Cybersecurity, which covers topics such as infrastructure design, computer forensics, risk assessment, and business operations. Through hands-on lab training, students gain experience with industry-standard hardware and software. At the graduate level, students can earn an M.S. in Cybersecurity with available concentrations in network infrastructure, computer security, or compliance. This program is available on campus and online. U.S. News & World Report included DePaul on its list of top national universities for 2017.

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More Information Security Schools

Here are some more great schools for information security studies.

School Name Distinction Location
George Mason University Center for Secure Information Systems was the first of its kind in the U.S. when established in 1990 Fairfax, VA
Iowa State University Graduate degree programs in information security are offered on campus and online Ames, IA
Kennesaw State University Center for Information Security Education publishes the Information Security Education Journal (ISEJ) Kennesaw, GA
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Hosts the Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Assurance, Research, and Education (CEISARE@Buffalo) Buffalo, NY
University of Houston Hosts the Center for Information Security Research and Education (CiSRE) Houston, TX
University of Maryland - University College Ranked #60 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2017 Adelphi, MD
University of Southern California Professional engineers can earn a Master of Cyber Security (MCBS) online Los Angeles, CA
University of Texas at San Antonio Considered one of the top schools for cybersecurity training, according to a study from the Poneman Institute in 2014 San Antonio, TX

Students who want to learn how to protect computer systems against cyber crime can find relevant educational opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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