UTSA is home to the nation’s top cybersecurity program, an interdisciplinary approach that spans three colleges: the College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Sciences. Research centers and outreach programs provide UTSA’s top-tier students and faculty with additional opportunities to explore the various facets of this ever-changing field.
Students at UTSA may choose to specialize in computer science, computer engineering or information systems. Additional programs are offered in data center design, network and data center management, digital forensics and data analytics.
UTSA has three research centers: the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the Institute for Cyber Security and the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security. Research conducted at UTSA aims to combat global security challenges encountered by individuals, industry, government and the military. The university’s research specialties include information security management and strategy, applied network and information systems security, government and industry cyber preparedness, and secure software and hardware design and engineering.
UTSA has long been a pioneer in cybersecurity. In 2002, the university conducted the nation’s first mock terrorism exercise in San Antonio. Three years later, it hosted the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, a challenge that has grown from five Texas teams to more than 200 teams from schools around the country and 10 regional qualifying events. The challenge has become an annual scouting ground for industry, government and military organizations looking to hire the nation’s top talent.
Graduates of UTSA secure jobs with the military, industry and government – supporting this burgeoning industry sector with leadership and a highly sought-after skillset.
In addition to being ranked the top cybersecurity program in the US, UTSA offers a nationally recognized graduate studies programs.
|One of the top 400 universities in the world
One of the top 66 public universities in the nation
One of the top five young universities in the nation
— Times Higher Education
|No. 1 Hispanic Serving Institution in the nation and one of the top five programs in Texas.
— Businessweek's Best Undergraduate Business Schools
|No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation.
— Hewlett-Packard / Ponemon Institute
|Graduate programs ranked No. 2 in the nation.
|National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research
National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense
— National Security Agency / Department of Homeland Security
|2016 Best for Vets College
— Military Times
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