Information and Cyber Security PhD Programs
Doctoral-level cyber security degrees prepare you for top jobs in the field: executive roles, research positions and positions as university professors. Coursework is largely self-directed, and most doctoral programs require you to write and defend an original thesis prior to graduation. Completing this type of advanced degree is extremely challenging, but doing so places you at the pinnacle of the profession. Popular cyber security doctorate programs include a Cyber Security PhD – Information Security.
Take your first step toward earning a cyber security PhD by clicking on one of the accredited programs offered by the schools below.
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Abilene Christian UniversityUndergraduate
Academy of Art UniversityUndergraduate
San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art UniversityOnline
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityUndergraduate
Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Albertus Magnus CollegeUndergraduate
New Haven, CT
Albertus Magnus CollegeOnline
Alcorn State UniversityUndergraduate
Alcorn State, MS
Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Berrien Springs, MI
Angelo State UniversityUndergraduate
San Angelo, TX
Appalachian State UniversityOnline
Appalachian State UniversityUndergraduate
Arizona State UniversityOnline
Arizona State University--TempeUndergraduate
Arkansas State UniversityUndergraduate
State University, AR
Arkansas Tech UniversityUndergraduate
Arkansas Tech UniversityOnline
Armstrong State UniversityUndergraduate
San Diego, CA
Sioux Falls, SD
Austin Peay State UniversityUndergraduate
Kansas City, MO
Babson Park, MA
Baker College of FlintUndergraduate
Ball State UniversityOnline
Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Miami Shores, FL
Bay Path UniversityUndergraduate
Belmont Abbey CollegeUndergraduate
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Earn Your Cyber Security PhD Degree Online
The number of people holding cyber security jobs will increase 18% by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which considers cyber security professionals to be part of the “information security analysts" job category. The median salary for those working in cyber security and as information security analysts was $88.890 in 2014, according to the BLS.
Holding a cyber security doctorate also opens up the possibility of teaching at the university level; the BLS reports the median annual salary in 2014 was $72,010 for postsecondary teachers.
Salaries also can range depending on industry. According to the BLS, cyber security and information security workers were paid the following median salaries in May 2014, divided by industry:
Management, scientific and technical consulting services ($95,530)
Depository credit mediation ($92,930)
Computer systems design ($88,860)
Management of companies ($85,720)
Specialize in Cyber Security Professions with a PhD Degree
Earning a PhD in cyber security opens up a number of career options, many of which are among emerging technology. Among them are:
Intelligence. With the increase of attacks on the United States via the Internet, the need for technology-savvy workers within the intelligence community is more important than ever. Cyber and information security workers work within government security agencies as well as in many branches of the military.
Computer forensics. This area of cyber security involves working with law enforcement agencies, finding evidence that has been stored in computers, as well as in digital storage media such as thumb drives or smartphones. While com,puter forensics are most associated with investigations into financial misconduct, it is becoming more accepted in civil cases.
Information assurance. Those who work in this area deal with the risk associated with the use, transmission and storage of data as well as the facilities used for these purposes. This is an area of increasing importance for both public and private organizations.
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