UDallas Release: University of Dallas Cybersecurity Program Garners Numerous Rankings
IRVING, TX (12/20/2017) The cybersecurity program in the University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business was selected for Best Colleges' list of the "Top 25 Online Master's in Information Systems Security Programs for 2018." The program's recognition by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as convenient and flexible program options, helped the University of Dallas garner the No. 6 spot on the list. This ranking places the program No. 1 in Texas and sixth among other top schools such as Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The institutional cyber ranking was designed to showcase schools that are "preparing students for essential roles in the field." According to the Best Colleges, the University of Dallas "stood out with an outstanding online cybersecurity program."
The nationwide ranking comes on the heels of other regional and national rankings for the cybersecurity program, including a No. 1 ranking on universities.com's list of the "Best Cybersecurity Colleges in Dallas/Fort Worth, 2017"; a No. 1 statewide and No. 15 national ranking on Cybersecurity Degrees' list of "The 25 Best Online Graduate Certificates in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, 2017"; and a top-five finish in Best Colleges' national rankings of the "Best Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs, 2017."
"This latest recognition that our cybersecurity program has received is a reflection of our nationally recognized faculty, who are not only excellent instructors, but also accomplished industry professionals. They come to the Gupta College of Business with the latest trends in cybersecurity, which helps to keep our program cutting-edge," said Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. "The work that our cybersecurity faculty has done to keep this program at the forefront of change in their field is truly remarkable, especially the work of program director Dr. Sandra Blanke."
The cybersecurity program is designed to prepare information security professionals with the tools to drive innovation and provide strategic cybersecurity management. Now in its 14th year as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, so recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the program covers critical topics faced in the cybersecurity industry such as data protection, legal and compliance, penetration testing and digital forensics, among others.
Due to businesses' growing dependency on information security, employers are hiring cybersecurity professionals now more than ever. A recent report by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that jobs for information security analysts will continue to rise, increasing 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 with median salaries exceeding $90,000.
The University of Dallas offers a 30-credit-hour Master of Science in cybersecurity, a 42-credit-hour MBA with a concentration in cybersecurity and an 18-credit-hour graduate certificate in cybersecurity, all available both online and on campus.
About the University
The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million people, is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu.
About the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas has been perfecting graduate business education for more than 50 years. The college offers Texas' only AACSB-accredited Doctor of Business Administration, in addition to Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts and many executive education programs. Located in Irving, Texas, the college has become one of the most popular choices among Dallas/Fort Worth's business leaders. SB Hall, which opened in January 2016, houses the college, providing students with state-of-the-art technology and practical tools to well prepare them for their future careers. For more information, visit www.udallas.edu/cob.