Bay Path University Ranked as a Top School for Online Master’s in Cybersecurity
Longmeadow, MA– Bay Path University has been ranked as one of the top online cybersecurity master’s degree programs by Fortune Magazine.
Fortune, which covers global business topics, ranked Bay Path 11th in the nation for its online master’s program in cybersecurity. Rankings were determined by a program’s selectivity score, which measures the undergraduate GPAs and years of work experience of its students, along with the program’s acceptance rate. In addition, Fortune evaluated retention and graduation rates, as well as the size of each graduating class.
“We’ve known for a long time that cybersecurity is an important and in-demand professional niche, and we have consistently developed our program to fill that niche,” says Matt Smith, the director of Bay Path’s cybersecurity program. “There’s such a tremendous incentive for businesses and organizations to invest in their cybersecurity staff, resulting in high paying jobs that offer ongoing opportunities for growth and advancement, especially for women, who are underrepresented in this segment of the workforce.”
In addition to its cybersecurity graduate program for men and women, Bay Path offers a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity to undergraduate women.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow by 33% over the next decade, more than four times faster than the average for all occupations, and in 2020, calculated the median annual salary for cybersecurity analysts in the US to be approximately $104,000.
About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. Bay Path’s enrolled population of over 3,000 includes traditional undergraduates; adult women at The American Women's College, the first all-women, all-online accredited degree program in the country; and women and men master’s and doctoral students. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference
Please visit the MS in Cybersecurity program page to learn about the curriculum, faculty, program options and more!