July 11, 2013


Part-time degree program and corresponding post-master’s certificate will educate in-demand workforce with sought after technical capabilities

11 July 2013
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Elkridge, Md.—The Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering for Professionals (EP), a division of the Whiting School of Engineering that administers part-time graduate programs, announced it will now offer a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, as well as a post-master’s certificate in Cybersecurity.

“The Master of Science in Cybersecurity will be consistent with what employers expect to find in a technical engineering program,” said Program Chair Tom Longstaff. “The program balances the theory and practice, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to protect and defend information systems from attack.”

In a May 2012 article in the Washington Post, Alec Ross, a senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, stated that cybersecurity as a career will assure thirty years of steady, well-paying employment, with the government needing to hire 10,000 experts in the near future and the private sector needing four times that number.

The MS in Cybersecurity and the post-master’s certificate will uniquely prepare professionals to succeed in these jobs by offering technologically rich, engineering-based courses taught by industry experts from Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory and from local and national agencies and technology firms.

EP does not have an application deadline, although they recommend that interested students should apply at least a month prior to the fall, spring, or summer semester. EP is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 semester. Individuals interested in enrolling in the program should visit ep.jhu.edu/apply.

Once admitted, students must complete a 10-course program consisting of three foundation courses, at least three courses from a single track, and at least two advanced courses. Students admitted to the post-master’s certificate program must complete six courses. Courses for the degree and certificate are offered online and on-site at Laurel and Elkridge, Md.

Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals makes it possible for working professionals to earn a master’s degree without returning to school full time. As one of the largest continuing engineering education schools in the United States, EP offers engineering and applied science graduate programs in more than 15 disciplines with courses available at eight regional campuses and online. Face-to-face courses are offered outside of business hours when working adults have the time.