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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cybersecurity Program at Assumption taught me the knowledge and skills I need to be successful.
My commitments to the Cybersecurity program and Men’s Lacrosse team taught me valuable time management skills, and through class assignments I have used several tools in the professional field. This experience will give me a head start over my competition in the workplace.
Security Engineer I at TJX Companies, Inc.
Assumption’s Cybersecurity program prepared and equipped me for success and great achievement.
After transferring to Assumption, not only was the transition process a smooth one but great as well. All assignments and projects prepared me to gain knowledge that enabled me to succeed in two internships and helped me get a full-time offer even before graduating.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.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.
Assumption University Cybersecurity Program Validated by U.S. National Security Agency
The “Program of Study” validation, awarded by the National Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program – which is managed by the NSA – means the University’s cybersecurity curricula and its B.S. in Cybersecurity degree meets or exceeds NSA standards in articulating cybersecurity education. As a result, Assumption University is on path to becoming only the third NSA-recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in Massachusetts.
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.
Veterans at Assumption
Assumption University recognizes that servicemen and women have demonstrated great courage and made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The University has introduced a number of programs and services to assist veterans during the application process and while veterans are attending Assumption. We also have a lounge designated only for our veteran students. Assumption University is committed to maintaining recognition as a Military Friendly institution. We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified dependents.
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