Assumption’s cybersecurity program offers a technology-based education, using methods in computing and information science, engineering, social science and technology management that also foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital information economy.
An Ideal Place To Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Pawan GuptaAdjunct Faculty/Computer Science
Jennifer McLarnonAdjunct Faculty/Computer Science
Peter SullivanAdjunct Faculty/Computer Science
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Pathway to Success
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 28-percent growth for information security analyst positions, rating the field with “much faster than average” growth.
Computer Systems Analyst
Cyber Security Analyst
Cyber Security Engineer
Cyber Security Manager / Administrator
Information Security Analyst
IT Auditor Network Engineer / Architect
Security Administrator Security
Software Developer Engineer
Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester
Shining Their Light
IT Specialist, UniBank
Hands-on experiences and real-world learning allowed me to simulate the future work I want to do.
Through working on a variety of different and distinct projects assigned by multiple professors, I gained insight into how the information security world functions and learned the necessary skills to obtain important certifications.
Security Engineer Internship, TJX
Assumption’s cybersecurity program has given me the skills and knowledge necessary for success.
Assumption’s cybersecurity program has definitely prepared me for success and helped me grow in my career path. I’ve learned so much from my professors and received a lot of support along the way. It’s an honor to be one of the first to graduate from the program.
Data Analyst Internship, PathMatch
Switching to a cybersecurity major was the best decision I made in my college career.
I am very well prepared for my career thanks to the faculty and staff who made sure I had the skills required for future employment. Assumption is the perfect school if you are looking for a small, tight-knit community that constantly has you as the main focus.
Digital Leadership Development Program Associate, Raytheon
The curriculum and professors at Assumption have helped me grow as a versatile young professional.
Not only have I gained the technical knowledge needed in the field, I also received professional guidance from Professor Albert and the rest of the department’s faculty. As a result, I participated in an internship and was offered a full-time job before graduating.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Hound Academy: Completing the Common Application
Join Assumption Admissions for an informative virtual discussion on completing the Common Application which can be used to apply to many different schools. Admission professionals will discuss dos and don'ts as well as tips to successfully complete your application.
Hound Academy: Making Your Application Standout
Assumption Admissions invites you to this virtual session where you will discuss how to not only successfully complete your application, but how to use tools to differentiate your application from others - especially when applying to specific programs.
Cybersecurity Career Growth
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 28-percent growth for information security analyst positions, rating the field with “much faster than average” growth. The Bureau reports that the latest median annual wage for analysts is $92,600. The highest concentration of jobs in this industry are found in Mid Atlantic area, including Washington, D.C. CyberSeek.org provides a cybersecurity employment opportunity “heatmap” that depicts over 9,200 open cybersecurity positions on Massachusetts alone and over 300,000 open positions nationally.
Careers in Cybersecurity
Assumption students have many opportunities for career internships through the Career Development & Internship Center. Internships may be paid or unpaid and they offer students valuable, hands-on experience. Establishing a network with professionals and proving one’s abilities often results in job offers and provides invaluable experience.
Emerging Careers and Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals
Assumption is one of only three institutions of higher learning in Massachusetts with a curriculum that complements the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense program. The program emphasizes the formation of thoughtful citizens with strong moral character and integrity.