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UHD Cybersecurity Course Offerings Rated Among ‘Most Affordable’

Cyber Degrees EDU Ranks Program No.3 Among 55 Other Institutions


By Mark Kramer

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Cybersecurity course offerings through the Marilyn Davies College of Business have been named one of the most affordable by Cyber Degrees EDU.

UHD ranked third among 55 other higher education institutions throughout the United States. The cybersecurity courses are offered online as part of UHD’s Master of Security Management (MSM) program.

Cyber Degrees EDU is an independent educational organization that analyzes college cybersecurity programs nationwide and rates them according to affordability and variety of interactive courses that prepare students for real-world situations in the career field.

“The goal of our program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the continuously changing cybersecurity and global security environment,” said Dr. Marilyn Dement, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies.

In UHD’s MSM program, students are versed on identifying threats, making risk assessments and implementing risk-based security plans.

“The MSM degree is designed to better prepare managers to reduce the risk to organizations whether they are cyber threats or traditional criminal activity,” Dement said.

To view the entire list of universities rated as most affordable by Cyber Degrees EDU visit the organization's website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.