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Computer Science and Cybersecurity

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Our award-winning programs in computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity provide students with the hands-on experience and current programming skills to advance their careers in most aspects of computer science. We are particularly proud of our Cybersecurity Teaching and Research Lab, which is designed to provide training and research to Metropolitan State University’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as current employees of Minnesota’s computer-based companies.

Below you can find information about Metro State’s computer science and cybersecurity programs for bachelor’s and master’s degrees available in-person or online, our minors, certificate programs and more.

National Security Agency, Center of Academic Excellence, and Center of Academic Excellence Community seals
Metro State University is a National Security Agency (NSA) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD) Institution. NCAE-CD institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government and opportunities for prestige and publicity for securing our Nation's information systems. The Cybersecurity program curriculum also conforms to the NSA requirements for maintaining the NCAE-CD designation. Metro State is also a member of the CAE Community.

Computer Science and Cybersecurity Programs

For Computer Science and Cybersecurity students

National Cybersecurity Student Association

The National Cybersecurity Student Association is a one-stop-shop to enhance the educational and professional development of cybersecurity students.

Learning strategy choices and internships

Learn about prior learning assessments, student designed and faculty designed independent studies, and internships.

Internship requirements - Computer Science and Cybersecurity

More about Computer Science and Cybersecurity's internship requirements.

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program 2022

Full tuition, annual stipend and so much more available to fulltime students enrolled in eligible undergraduate and graduate programs during the 2022-2023 academic year!

MN Cyber Institute

A statewide initiative, the institute serves as the center for cybersecurity at Metro State University.