Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University is proud to introduce the 100% online Master of Engineering in cybersecurity policy and compliance to experienced workers and ambitious learners globally. Boldly capitalizing on our key contacts in the nation’s cybersecurity hotbed, where policies and practices are routinely developed, the multidisciplinary curriculum incorporates a unique blend of engineering and computer science courses. It is 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. We aim to give students a comprehensive education that they can use to propel their careers forward into the future of information security.

GW is recognized by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) and as a CAE in Information Assurance Research (CAE/R).


The online Master of Engineering in cybersecurity policy and compliance is designed to help professionals from a variety of backgrounds level up in the field―IT workers, recent graduates, engineers, project management professionals and software developers, among others.

The multidisciplinary curriculum, designed by world-class GW faculty in partnership with industry experts, provides a broad overview of the information assurance policies that sustain and scale various organizations. Courses explore the intersections of technology, policy, and business, allowing students to evolve their understanding of necessary information security implementations.

During the program, you’ll have the chance to develop an advanced understanding of key issues in cybersecurity and policy, honing skills you can apply immediately to your career, including:

  • Enterprise-specific strategies and policies
  • Situational awareness procedure design
  • Risk management
  • Mobility solution development
  • Forensic analysis and predictive analytics

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to pursue careers in both the public and private sector, such as:

  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Computer Network Defense Engineer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Cyber Operations Planner
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Cybercrime Technology Director
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cybersecurity or Information Security Manager
  • Information Security Analyst/Architect
  • Information Security Governance/ Risk Manager
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • IT Director or Supervisor
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Network or Data Center Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Secure Software Assurance Engineer
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Operations Manager

The George Washington University was founded in 1821 to honor its namesake. Since then, it has become the largest university in the D.C. metropolitan area, deeply interwoven with the culture and industries of the city. GW offers its students access to opportunities in many different fields with the unquestionable confidence of having graduated from a respected, reputable institution of higher learning.


The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the George Washington University has been bringing together great minds in industry and government since the 1800s. Throughout time, it has evolved to help professionals meet the technological challenges of the day.


GW’s heritage of innovation and excellence has earned us many accolades, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report
    • #56 National Universities
    • #55 Best Online Graduate Engineering Schools
    • #32 Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #89 Best Engineering Schools
  • The Princeton Review
    • The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition
    • A ‘Best Northeast’ college in “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region”
    • Colleges that Create Futures
    • Green Colleges
  • Forbes 2017
    • #103 Overall (America's Best Value Colleges)
    • #86 in Private Colleges
    • #47 in Research Universities
    • #51 in the Northeast
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
    • World Rank 301-400
    • National Rank 99-119 

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