Newly Approved Cybersecurity Master’s Degree

 |  Fall 2017


The Maryland Higher Education Commission has approved Hood College to begin its Master of Science in Cybersecurity (the ability to protect or defend the use of cyberspace from cyber-attacks). Hood’s cybersecurity program is a sub-discipline of computer science and information technology. The goals of the program are to provide students with a comprehensive cybersecurity education and produce graduates with the knowledge and skills required to fill advanced technical and management positions in Cybersecurity.

“Students will learn about computer forensics, defending networks and firewalls, and configuring and deploying new systems,” said George Dimitoglou, associate professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at Hood.

Hood’s 30-credit cybersecurity master’s degree builds on the College’s existing graduate certificate in cybersecurity. This master’s program is designed for technical and non-technical students with a bachelor’s degree. The structure of the program allows students to enter the program from different disciplines and provides a common foundation and robust subject matter training necessary in today’s cybersecurity job market.  For more information, contact Dimitoglou at 301-696-3980 or

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