Mason Cyber Security Master’s Degree Impacts Careers

Potential students often ask, “What is the impact of the Mason cyber security master’s degree on my career?” What graduates of the program know is that a degree in cyber security gives you the edge you need in a highly competitive field.

If you are a technology professional looking to enhance your leadership career, Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems will help you take the next step in your career.

At Mason, students can expect to have a curriculum focusing on the technical aspects and interrelationships of management, as well as a focus on policy of cyber security in a global and networked technology marketplace. You will cultivate strategic leadership skills and decision-making expertise throughout the program.

Most applicants in the cyber security master’s degree are in the middle of their careers, whether in the private sector or government, and looking to advance. Today, those in the cyber security field are seeing a demand for cyber security professionals that is 3.5 times greater than that for other IT position and 12 times greater than other jobs. With an annual average salary of $120,000 for those in cyber security management positions and a 65,000 estimated increase of cyber security jobs by 2020, now is the time to invest in yourself, and see for yourself what the impact a cyber security master’s degree will have on your career.

There is also good news for innovators and entrepreneurs in the cyber security sector. In the past two years, venture capitalists have funded 16 eight-figure deals directed at tech security firms.

George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security master’s degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges. This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, School of Policy, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

In addition, career counselors are committed to both students and graduates, providing lifelong consulting services. Learn more about the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems career services.


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Janet Palmisano

Janet Palmisano is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions team at the George Mason University School of Business.

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