Master of Science in 
Cyber Intelligence & Security

Consider Preparing for a Career in Cybersecurity with Embry-Riddle

A key risk to our economy and security is the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to protect our extensive networks. Growing the next generation of a skilled cybersecurity workforce ‒ as well as training those already in the workforce ‒ is a starting point to building stronger defenses.

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is essential that skilled and talented individuals fill this widening gap. At Embry-Riddle, we are focused on developing quality industry professionals ready to enter the workforce and fill the vast number of positions available with a foundation in the technology, safety, security, ethics, and productivity required to thrive in this vital and emerging vocation.

The Future of Cybersecurity Intelligence

The need for Cybersecurity professionals in our increasingly technological world has never been greater than it is today, and in the coming years 85% of new cybersecurity hires will be expected to have a Bachelor's degree, and many thousands more will require a Master's. A student pursuing their Master's degree now will place themselves at an incredible advantage in a quickly growing and ever-expanding industry. On average, graduates can expect to earn more than $100,000 annually, be it either in a career within private, public, or military cybersecurity sectors. 

Why Embry-Riddle: 

  • Embry-Riddle's Prescott campus founded the nation's first College of Security and Intelligence in 2014--and since then, has become a leader in producing security and intelligence leaders for the modern world. 

  • Our program has developed strong ties with industry and government agencies in Arizona, California, and Washington D.C., hosting guest speakers, expert adjunct faculty, and providing opportunities for students and graduates unmatched by similar programs. 

  • Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity Intelligence is uniquely tailored to focus on emerging intelligence trends within the industry of cybersecurity, including machine learning, artificial intelligence augmentation, threat hunting, and training highly skilled agents in the use of advanced cybersecurity software. 

  • Graduate students will investigate Dark Web research to be presented to FBI and DHS groups as a part of Cyber Eye, in addition to cultivating research, projects, and field work experiences to their post-graduate resumes. 

If you'd like to begin your new career in Cybersecurity Intelligence, then take the first step today and contact our Prescott admissions office for more information on this exciting degree program. 

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