Did you know that Computer Science majors can specialize in cybersecurity? At the undergraduate level, students can focus their electives and MQP on security to earn a Cybersecurity Concentration. These studies prepare you for a security career and demonstrate to prospective employers that you have the background they need. Full information on WPI’s cybersecurity offerings is available here.
Undergraduate CS students: When you complete the cybersecurity concentration requirements, fill out this Cybersecurity Concentration Completion Form. It must be signed by your MQP advisor and submitted to the cybersecurity Program Director (Professor Craig Wills).
Graduate students can choose from among several degree options, including a Master’s in Cybersecurity.
Students who prefer to earn a Master’s in Computer Science can still pursue a Cybersecurity Specialization within that degree by focusing their research and elective courses on security.
Research and Projects
We encourage you to learn about the security research being done here and how you can participate. WPI has 14 faculty members, across the departments of Computer Science, ECE, and Mathematics, who teach security classes and advise student MQP’s and theses. They can potentially involve you in their research to advance the cybersecurity field. View faculty profiles here. Check out their research groups (The Cake Lab and VERNAM Lab) and research overviews (videos are posted here, under “Faculty Research”). If you’re interested in a professor’s work, arrange a meeting to discuss potential projects for research credit, an MQP, or a thesis. You’ll gain cybersecurity skills, and your work may lead to a research publication.