The master's in systems security engineering is not accepting new students in Fall 2017. Students are encouraged to apply for the systems security engineering certificate, which can be counted toward a master's in system engineering.

Systems security has evolved from being simply an IT issue to one that impacts the critical infrastructure and operations of both the private and public sector. With increasing reliance on networked computers in the military and in contemporary society, end-to-end security of information is now of paramount importance. As noted by John Brennan, Special Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, "the national security and economic health of the United States depend on the security, stability and integrity of our Nation's cyberspace, both in the public and private sectors." Unfortunately, neither the public nor private sector is prepared for the task. Reports of breaches to our nation's information infrastructure are becoming increasingly common, affecting everything from our nation's energy grid to networked weapons platforms.

Current and emerging opportunities in security require a systems approach, which integrates the traditional disciplines of computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, with economics and policy within a systems framework. At Stevens, the master's in systems security engineering prepares professionals to identify, evaluate, assess and resolve systemic security issues. The program allows professionals to combine a robust technical education in cyber security with a holistic understanding of systems engineering principles.

Program Highlights

  • Home to state-of-the-art Hanlon Financial Systems Lab, which serves as a cyber security testing facility
  • Flexible learning options - on-campus or highly interactive e-Learning method designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals or onsite at corporate sponsor locations
  • Positioned minutes from New York City, the world's financial hub and home to thousands of tech companies
  • Internships at major institutions: Accenture, AT&T, Cisco, IBM and Verizon
  • Faculty with significant industry and academic experience