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Mason Recognized as Top Cyber Security Program

To become the best, you should learn from the best. And at George Mason, the Masters in Management of Secure Information Systems has been consistently recognized as a top cyber security program in recent years.

George Mason’s MS in Management Secure Information Systems program was ranked #6 on a list of 10 Best Cyber Security Graduate Programs in 2016 by Universities.com. It researched and analyzed more than 70 cyber security graduate programs including specifically looking at how each program prepares researchers and professionals to solve the greatest cyber security challenges facing the world today.

In addition, Mason’s MS in Management Secure Information Systems was ranked in another list of 10 Top Colleges for Cyber Security by Darkreading.com (an Information Week web site) this past September. Other universities listed include MIT, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, and RIT.

Finally, George Mason’s Masters in Management Secure Information Systems program was ranked # 7 in the Top 10 Best Schools for Cybersecurity  (in a tie with the University of Pittsburgh) in 2014 by a Hewlett-Packard sponsored survey of approximately 2,000 certified IT security professionals that looked primarily at academic excellence and practical relevance.

In addition, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated George Mason University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.

At George Mason, we prepare business executives for the changes in cyber security and the cyber threats that exist today. George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a top cyber security program providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges.

This cyber security masters program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks. This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Public Policy, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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