City University of Seattle’s Technology Institute has an ABET accredited program – the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – and is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
City University of Seattle was re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE) for Masters of Science in Information Security (MS in ISEC) through the academic year 2024. The re-designation process consists of two parts – Knowledge Units (KUs) and Checklist. The MS in ISEC program fulfilled the requirements in three foundational, five core non-technical, and seven optional CDE KUs. The MS ISEC program was one of the universities who were the first transition from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards to the Knowledge Unit structure. The CityU also passed seven evaluation criteria of the Checklist – curriculum, student skill development, Center for Cyber Education, faculty, multi-disciplinary cybersecurity practice, institutional security plan, and cyber outreach. Notably, the CityU’s Center for Information Assurance Education (CIAE) and Technology/Cybersecurity Club significantly helped the cybersecurity-related events and activities to earn many points of the criteria.
Top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs are offered to students in this Institute. Graduates from these top-ranked programs go on to grow careers in programming, information technology, software development, computer systems, compliance and/or technology management.
The undergraduate and graduate programs in the Technology Institute are designed by industry professionals to ensure that what students learn today can be applied tomorrow on the job. Each program incorporates key skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to advance in growing fields like programming, networking, information technology, and cyber security.
Courses are intended to be challenging and relevant, with a high degree of hands-on learning. Programs such as the master’s and the bachelor’s in computer science are both highly ranked and taught by industry professionals with over 15 years of experience. Students in these top ranked and highly celebrated programs don’t just read about technology they apply it.
Center for Information Assurance Education
Programs offered by the Technology Institute