Information security is more than a technology problem.


Information security has profound implications in all aspects of modern life. To better protect today's computer systems and sensitive data, security professionals must understand the people as well as the technology.

School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering's Secure Computing program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to information security that considers the numerous modern technical challenges, and then goes beyond technology to consider the social and practical aspects of protecting data, privacy, and other assets. In our program, you will receive a technical foundation in designing, implementing, and managing secure information technology systems. You'll also gain insight into the social, legislative, and economic considerations that affect the decisions people and businesses make about their own security.

Our industry-oriented curriculum is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, management information systems, economics, mathematics, informatics, and related disciplines. Security professionals are in high demand in a wide variety of industries, providing abundant career options for our graduates.


M.S. in Secure Computing

Follows an interdisciplinary approach that blends technology, business, and other disciplines

MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management
Multidisciplinary program offered by the School of Informatics and Computing in partnership with the Kelley School of Business and Maurer School of Law draws on the strengths of each school

Dual Degree in Secure Computing and the Russian and East European Institute
Secure Computing with domain knowledge in Russia and Eastern Europe

Ph.D. in Computer Science
With a minor in Security Informatics

Ph.D. in Informatics, Security informatics track
Explores the technology, economics, and social impact of information security with research into information security in practice

Students pursuing a security-focused M.S. in Computer Science may also minor in security informatics. Candidates for the Ph.D. in Computer Science have the option of choosing a security informatics professor as their advisor.

  • Student Placement


    • Shutterfly
    • Nokia
    • Ernst & Young
    • Accenture
    • PWC
    • Cigital
    • Lilly
    • NSA
    • SkyHigh Networks


    • Carnegie Mellon
    • Crane Naval Surface Warfare
    •  Mitre
    •  The Brookings Institute
    •  University of Arkansas
    •  Visa
    •  Paypal
    •  Microsoft
    •  Mozilla
    •  NIST
    •  ACLU
    •  FTC
    •  Oberlin
    •  Korean Internet and Security Agency
    •  Rose Hulman
    • SRI

    Other/Degree not provided

    • Air Force Research Lab
    • Google
    • Indigo BioAutomation
    • Zynga
    • Commvault Wolfram Research