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Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

One master's degree. Four tracks. 100% online.

The online University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Master of Science in Cybersecurity will provide you with skills that align with current market demands. The curriculum addresses cybersecurity fundamentals and features four unique tracks of study:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Response
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Security Architecture

As an online student, you will earn the same recognized and respected University of Wisconsin-La Crosse degree as on-campus students. The UWL Master of Science in Cybersecurity is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a regional accrediting body.

Graduate with Cybersecurity Skills Employers Need

The UW-La Crosse Cybersecurity Master of Science program was developed in conjunction with industry leaders and to provide critical skills that address industry demands. Upon completion of this dynamic graduate program, you will possess the following knowledge and skills to: 

  • Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure
  • Design, develop, test and evaluate secure software
  • Develop policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks
  • Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering, vulnerabilities, and training
  • Interpret and forensically investigate security incidents