Online Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance


Learn next-generation skills in computer science, policy, management, compliance and risk management from our world-class faculty.

High-profile data breaches, phishing scams and malware attacks have made cybersecurity a top priority for organizations. Financial services providers, retailers, government agencies, military branches and nonprofits rely on professionals with the expertise to develop and implement strategies that safeguard their systems, data and networks.

The Master of Engineering in cybersecurity policy and compliance (M.Eng.[CPC]) readies professionals to lead cyber practices that anticipate dangers and proactively manage risks. With a unique blend of engineering and computer science courses, the multidisciplinary curriculum suits students with technical or project management backgrounds. Students develop the knowledge and skills to build careers in protecting computer networks and proprietary information.

A Cybersecurity Curriculum for Tomorrow’s Threats

The online master’s in cybersecurity policy and compliance offers an engineering management-focused course of study, introducing students to methods and industry best practices in:

  • Cryptography
  • Security systems
  • Algorithms
  • Software paradigms

The online format offers the advantage of synchronous or asynchronous delivery, allowing you the flexibility to study when and where it works best for your situation. Taught by GW’s faculty of expert researchers, educators and cybersecurity professionals, the curriculum explores the complex intersections between policy, business, and technology. Students become familiar with industry-recognized frameworks and methodologies as they train to take charge in the fast-paced world of information security.

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Program Learning Objectives

GW faculty and other industry experts collaborated to create a master’s program in cybersecurity policy and compliance that meets the challenge of constantly evolving global threats.The curriculum is designed to ensure graduates can:

  • 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 GW’s cybersecurity policy and compliance curriculum.

State-of-the-Art Skills for Emerging Cybersecurity Careers

Cybersecurity professionals are in demand at a wide range of government, nonprofit and private organizations. However, employers worldwide report a shortage of job candidates who possess the skills to design systems and build tools that can ward off attackers. The resulting workforce gap has created career opportunities for individuals who are prepared to confront the latest tactics in cyber warfare and global corporate espionage.

Experts in securing information may excel in roles such as:

  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Computer Network Defense Engineer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Cyber Operations Planner
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Cybercrime Technology Director
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Officer
  • IT Director or Supervisor
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Network or Data Center Manager
  • Security Engineer
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst

See our cybersecurity careers page for more information.

Engage with Cybersecurity Experts from Anywhere.

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. Today, GW 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).

Online cybersecurity students can participate in live class sessions with faculty while taking advantage of the flexibility to fit courses into their busy schedules. They have access to GW’s wealth of resources, including special opportunities for current and former military servicemembers.

Located in the nation’s capital, GW strives to promote a diverse educational atmosphere and develop uniquely forward-thinking programs by 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 equip professionals with a deeper understanding of the discipline, lead with purpose, innovate and apply critical thinking in new ways as career-oriented, lifetime learners.

Learn more about GW’s history of excellence.