College of Arts & Sciences

Today there are close to 3 million cybersecurity jobs around the globe just waiting to be filled. As computers and network devices continue to play a role in day-to-day operations for businesses, banks, hospitals, universities and government agencies, this number will only rise. There’s never been a better time to train as a cybersecurity professional and pursue a career in the one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors.

$875/credit hour
1-2.5 years
30-39 Credits, Full-time or Part-time
Program Format
On Campus
Currently Accepting Applications For
Summer, Fall and Spring

As Western New York’s only technology-based master’s-level cybersecurity program, our Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program teaches the skills, knowledge and best practices to ensure the security and integrity of every type of computing and information system. Not only will you gain a complete understanding of 21st-century cybersecurity tools—you’ll learn how to build them.

The computers in our state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Lab will give you hands-on practice to extend your 

Canisius Cyber Security Center

knowledge of computer forensics, cyber intelligence, risk assessment, infiltration techniques, malware analysis, electronic crime, cyber operations and more. Working with our computer science faculty, you’ll also contribute to cutting-edge research to benefit a highly skilled profession that is perpetually evolving. 

U.S. CYBERCOM Partnership 

The Canisius Cybersecurity program is a proud member of U.S. CYBERCOM’s Academic Engagement Network, which gives students access to exclusive resources not found in other programs. This partnership connects students with with cutting edge problems in the Cyber domain.

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive webinars about U.S. CYBERCOM’s most pressing technical and non-technical problems how to benefit from key DoD programs that impact cyberspace
  • Access to guest lecturers from U.S. CYBERCOM on cyberspace strategy, policy, law, innovation, and workforce issues

Learn more about U.S. CYBERCOM

Other Competitive Advantages 

  • Partnerships with CompTIA and EC-Council allows us to prepare students for industry-leading certifications such as Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Fully equipped Cybersecurity Lab allows for immediate application of concepts and best practices
  • A holistic pedagogical approach, guided by our Jesuit tradition, provides a solid grounding in technology ethics and cyber justice  
  • Technology-based curriculum opens up opportunities for programmers, engineers and software developers who are eager to advance their career
  • Bridge courses for students who do not have a working knowledge of a high-level, general purpose programming language or a background in discrete mathematics

Extended Learning Opportunities

  • Networking and information sharing through Infosec 716, a meetup group for Western New York information security practitioners 
  • Local business connections unlock premier internships in key industries, including healthcare and banking

Program Highlights

  • Courses adhere to ACM and NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense guidelines
  • Flexible schedule – enroll full-time or part-time 
  • Special bridge courses assist with STEM requirements


Laurel Wreath
million cybersecurity jobs worldwide
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10-year employment growth for information security analysts (2018-2028)
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