Cybersecurity / Security Informatics

What is Cybersecurity?

From power grids to wireless networks and the World Wide Web, cyberspace is all around us and permeates our daily lives. Keeping that space safe and secure – both against natural disasters and hackers – is an increasing concern. A world leader in teaching and research, the Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering provides students with the technical foundation and knowledge you will need to meet our nation’s growing demand for highly skilled information security professionals.

Why Hopkins?

Full-time graduate students can take advantage of the Master of Science in Security Informatics (MSSI) program, offered through the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute (JHUISI). JHUISI is the university’s focal point for research and education in information security, assurance, and privacy, and is instrumental in homeland security efforts across Hopkins, including emergency health preparedness, bio-terrorism, and national defense.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, in recognition of JHUISI’s leadership, have designated the university a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance in Cyber Defense Research and Education.

Many students take advantage of our combined bachelor’s/master’s program, which gives students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree (in Computer Science or Mathematics, for example) while pursuing master's degree in Security Informatics.

Part-time & Online Programs

Working professionals who wish to pursue their advanced degree part-time may choose the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) evening program online, or at various locations throughout Maryland, Virginia or D.C. Students may choose from three program tracks: Systems, Networks, or Analysis.