The digitization of the global economy has brought all manner of increased risks—from bank fraud to vulnerabilities in critical infrastructures. Law enforcement and information security professionals alike need the expertise to prevent and prevail against all variety of online attacks—from ransomware and cybercrime, to cyberterrorism.
BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has offered criminal justice education since 1973, and has been a leader in the cross-disciplinary field of information security since 2004. Our trailblazing graduate programs in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) are designed to help you gain the expertise it takes to make a difference in the cybersecurity field.
BU MET’s master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in information security, digital forensics, cybercrime investigation, and cybersecurity offer insight into legal practices, practical digital investigative knowledge, and policies related to cybersecurity risk assessment. Full-time faculty help students develop their command of both the computer science mechanisms of digital forensics work and evidence retrieval, and the policies and legal principles of criminal justice investigations that must be adhered to in order to make findings count.
With a legacy of grant research and training partnerships with the National Security Agency, Department of Defense, and Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, BU MET’s cybercrime and security programs prioritize getting students real-world experience and opportunities for field training—many CIC program alumni go on to roles in federal law enforcement. BU has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, and our IT degrees are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
#3 in 2020, and top 4 since 2015
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#2 in Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans
MET’s online master’s degrees in criminal justice are ranked #2 in the nation for veterans and active duty service members by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.Learn more
#10 Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs
MET’s online master’s degrees in computer information technology are ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.Learn more
#7 Best Online Master's in Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans
MET’s online master’s degrees in computer information technology are ranked #7 for veterans and active-duty service members in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.Learn more
MS in Computer Information Systems, Security Concentration
MS in Computer Science, Security Concentration
MS in Criminal Justice, Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Concentration
Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate
Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate
Information Security Graduate Certificate
A National Center of Academic Excellence
Boston University has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Our information security programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).Learn More
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