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Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity

Prepare for a Digitally Secure Future

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Locations Offered
Online or
On Campus
Time to Completion
3-5 semesters
Credit Hours Required

Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity

Duke’s Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity is the best way you can prepare yourself — and your career — to lead a digitally secure future. Be at the forefront of innovation in an ever-evolving landscape while defending against threats. You’ll learn how to help companies rethink cybersecurity as a driving force of success, seamlessly integrating it into their critical business operations to improve performance and accelerate innovation.

Choo Kim-Isgitt

The multidisciplinary approach in the Duke Cybersecurity Master of Engineering program — where lessons are applied, and the faculty have deep industry and academic experience — will bring incredible value and inspire a new generation of cybersecurity professionals.

- Choo Kim-Isgitt,
Chief Growth Officer, TruSTAR

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For engineers who want to manage cyber threats

As cyber threats and tactics advance with the pace of new technology, companies need cyber leaders who are ready to respond. Duke’s MEng in Cybersecurity develops the skills necessary to protect data, ideas, and people.

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This degree helps you:

  • Protect computer systems and critical services from malicious intrusion, disruption, and damage
  • Guide corporate, academic, and public-sector cybersecurity teams
  • Lead efforts to protect critical infrastructure, assets, people, and information
  • Assess security risks and find ways to address privacy concerns

A market-ready cybersecurity master’s program

Earn a cybersecurity degree that makes you more competitive, more hirable, and more confident. You’ll be able to use your skills for impact and change as you step into cybersecurity leadership roles to help organizations use technology within a safe framework of best practices. Understand how to navigate:

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  • AI and machine learning
  • Computing fundamentals and cloud security
  • Advanced cybersecurity topics, from risk to response and analysis
  • Management and business in high-tech industries
  • Law and policy

Tailor your own cybersecurity degree

Specialize in technology or technology management to tailor your degree for your future. No matter which option you choose, you’ll benefit from:

Your cybersecurity MEng is only 10 classes away

These industry-informed courses complete your MEng in Cybersecurity experience

Core classes
  • Business Fundamentals for Engineers
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity Perspectives
  • Management of High-Tech Industries
  • Multidisciplinary Cybersecurity: Government, Public Policy, Law, and Select Industry Topics

Examples of electives
  • Applying Machine Learning to Advance Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and National Security Law and Policy
  • Cybersecurity in the Software Development Life Cycle
  • The Human Element in Cybersecurity

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Be the expert who defends digital infrastructure

Businesses need engineers they can rely on to help them be more productive, do their jobs safely and effectively, and anticipate potential threats. Our leadership-focused curriculum combines technical aptitude with practical experience so you can show companies how to deploy new technology while minimizing risk.

Career potential

  • Information security analyst roles
  • Cybersecurity engineering specialist roles
  • Chief information security officer roles
  • Threat analyst roles

Salary potential


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Go beyond fundamentals with industry-informed coursework

Duke’s Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity program is led by cybersecurity experts who know how to manage threats in the real world. They reveal ways you can keep up with the rise of digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI).

Your degree on your terms

Study on campus or online, on a full-time or part-time basis, with faculty and staff who are here to help you succeed — whether you’re juggling work and your degree or balancing family and coursework.

Specialized career guidance and support

Our dedicated Duke Engineering Master’s Career Services & Professional Development team helps you land cybersecurity roles that align with your skills and goals.

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