Welcome to cybersecurity@berkeley
The Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program, delivered online by the UC Berkeley School of Information, is designed to prepare students with the technical, conceptual, and practical skills needed for a professional career in cybersecurity.
The program’s curriculum offers a holistic approach to cybersecurity, so students develop technical expertise while also gaining an understanding of the behavioral, economic, legal, and ethical concerns that shape security in the digital age.
The MICS curriculum was developed by faculty from the School of Information and the College of Engineering. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue leadership roles in organizations across sectors and industries.
“As we graduate more and more Master of Information and Cybersecurity students, you will be part of an increasingly global and very powerful network of alumni who you will be able to turn to when you have problems and when you’re looking for jobs — many things that these Berkeley networks will equip you to deal with.”
AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Information
The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School)
UC Berkeley is where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world. Berkeley’s proximity to Silicon Valley also places us at the center of the world’s technology innovation hub.
The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) creates knowledge and advances practice wherever people interact with information and digital technologies. Our research explores the implications for individuals and society as information and technology are increasingly embedded in all aspects of human experience. Our professional master’s degrees prepare students to design and build the systems that will shape the way humans live and interact in the future. Our research and teaching are deeply interconnected; both are urgent because our understanding of the consequences for individuals and society of their interactions with information and machines remains critical, contentious, and inadequate.
In addition to the MICS degree, the I School offers a full-time on-campus Master of Information Management and Systems (MIMS) degree as well as an online Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree, which is designed to develop leaders in the ever-evolving field of data science.
The UC Berkeley College of Engineering
Berkeley Engineering is ranked among the top engineering schools in the world, offering students an interdisciplinary, hands-on education that prepares them for leadership roles in technology and entrepreneurship. In the classroom, the lab or the design studio, our students and faculty are pursuing groundbreaking research, challenging conventional thinking and making a world of difference.
The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)
The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is housed within the UC Berkeley I School and serves as a resource for our online and on-campus students and faculty. The Center creates an effective dialogue among industry, academia, policy makers, and practitioners, with an aim to foster research programs, technologies, and recommendations. CLTC’s work is founded on a future-oriented conceptualization of cybersecurity.
CLTC is helping connect leaders from companies, governments, NGOs, schools and universities, and other institutions — in California and around the world. The CLTC’s mission is to develop a deeper and broader understanding of information technology security. The center conducts and supports rigorous research into the socio-economic, technology, and policy issues that will bear on security wherever humans and digital machines interact.