Online Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance


Study with leading cybersecurity experts who developed courses in computer science, policy, management, compliance and risk management.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the George Washington University has been bringing together great minds in industry and government since 1884. Throughout this time, it has evolved to help professionals meet the technological challenges of the day.

The Master of Engineering in cybersecurity policy and compliance (M.Eng.[CPC]) follows this history, bringing a fully-online cybersecurity master’s degree to those seeking critical positions at the managerial level leading an organization’s cyber practices. The multidisciplinary curriculum incorporates a unique blend of engineering and computer science courses, making it well-suited for those with a technical or engineering background and project management professionals with a strong desire to protect proprietary information in the age of cyber warfare and global corporate espionage.

The online master’s in cybersecurity policy and compliance offers an engineering management-focused course of study, providing an overview of cryptography, security systems, algorithms, and software paradigms, a perfect choice for those interested in exploring the complex intersections between policy, business, and technology. Students of the program will become familiar with industry-recognized frameworks and methodologies as they train to take charge in the fast-paced world of information security.

Program Learning Objectives

The objectives of the master’s program in cybersecurity policy and compliance are to ensure that graduates:

  • Analyze cyber incident forensics; forecast cyberattacks using predictive analytics modeling; and devise specific, actionable solutions that exceed traditional IT practices to emphasize cyber intelligence and mitigate risk by managing threat vulnerabilities.
  • Formulate cybersecurity policies by developing cybersecurity situational awareness procedures, identifying laws, and applying processes to safeguard sensitive data while sustaining enterprise operations.
  • Design an organization’s mobility solution that integrates mobile device management with industry best practices.

Learn more about the curriculum of the George Washington University’s online master’s degree in cybersecurity policy and compliance.

Access the Center of Cyber from Anywhere.

George Washington University is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R).

Located in the nation’s capital, GW strives to promote a diverse educational atmosphere and develop unique forward-thinking programs, recruiting top faculty and tapping the expertise of industry and government contacts. SEAS’s M.Eng.(CPC) program is aligned with the University’s mission—to prepare professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the discipline, to lead with purpose, to remain innovative in their approach, and to continue to apply critical thinking in new ways as career-oriented, lifetime learners. Learn more about GW’s history of excellence.

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