The UC Berkeley School of Information's Master of information and Cybersecurity (MICS) prepares 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 gaining an understanding of the behavioral, economic, legal, and ethical concerns that shape security in the digital age.
Courses are developed by faculty from the School of Information (I School) and College of Engineering. Graduates will be prepared to pursue leadership roles in organizations across sectors and industries.
Graduates of this program will:
“What makes Berkeley’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity program unique is its focus on the human element of cybersecurity.”
Chris Hoofnagle, Adjunct Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and School of Law
The MICS program consists of 27 units that can be completed in as few as 20 months. While all courses are delivered online, students are required to attend at least one 3- to 4-day immersion on the UC Berkeley campus, or other relevant locations.