Detroit Mercy student dismanteling a computer.

The Cybersecurity & Information Systems program at University of Detroit Mercy is designed for students who love computers and technology, but are less interested in the more technical aspects of the field, like writing code. Instead, as a CIS student, you'll learn how computers are used in business and how to protect them against security breaches and intruders.





Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • The Master of Science in Information Assurance (cybersecurity major) and Master of Science in Computer & Information Systems are available online for added convenience and flexibility.
  • Detroit Mercy’s Center for Cybersecurity & Intelligence Studies is recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for 2016-2021.
  • Having held designation as a Center of Academic Excellence from 2004 to 2016, Detroit Mercy has more than a decade of expertise behind each class.
  • You will receive a well-rounded education that will teach you the foundations of the field and hone your ability to think critically, adapt to change and communicate effectively.
  • The five-year bachelor's to master's program lets students save time and tuition!
  • All courses are taught by faculty members — not teaching assistants or graduate students.
  • Small class sizes mean plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. Our graduates are frequently leaders in their field and in the organizations for which they work.

Your Boundless Future

Employment for computer and information technology jobs are growing faster than the national average for all occupations.  In addition, there are more jobs in cybersecurity than there are qualified individuals to fill them.  Common job titles include security analyst, systems administrator and network engineer.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for these professions.


Contact Info

Gregory Laidlaw
Department Chair, Cybersecurity & Information Systems

Featured Alumna

Zilphia Martin '16

“Attending the University of Detroit Mercy, was without a doubt the best choice for meeting my educational and professional goals. Detroit Mercy’s Computer Information Systems program not only provided a challenging curriculum that helped students like myself grow in academic settings, but it prepared me to compete and thrive as a minority in the field of Information Technology.”

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