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The Cybersecurity Center at MSU Denver

Welcome to the Cybersecurity Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver, educating the next generation of Colorado's cybersecurity professionals and providing resources to the University community to keep our virtual world secure.

While cyber attacks are on the rise, hundreds of thousands of Cybersecurity-related jobs remain unfilled throughout the country. Cyber criminals' tactics are constantly evolving involving complex interplay between technology and human behavior. Risks stemming from cyber attacks have increased every year, leaving any device with an internet connection vulnerable to a variety of cyber crimes. 

Our degrees prepare graduates to protect America's digital infrastructure, deemed critical to national security. Through a challenging curriculum of advanced computer information systems knowledge, analytical skills and an understanding of the human elements in cyber operations, you'll have ample opportunity to grow in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.


"It is the policy of the United States to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber environment that encourages efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties"

-Executive Order 13636 on February 12, 2013

Program Options

Students will take courses in Criminal Justice, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems to obtain the most up-to-date knowledge and skills required by the cybersecurity industry.

MSU Denver's Cybersecurity courses prepare you to investigate computer crimes, properly seize and recover digital evidence, prevent cybercrime and prosecute cybercriminals. 

With an emphasis in hands-on learning, Cybersecurity students will be well prepared for an exciting career, as this career path has been in high-demand for years without showing any signs of slowing down.

The Cybersecurity programs include:

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