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The Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership (MCL) at the University of Washington Tacoma develops leaders who can effectively identify and promote solutions that protect an organization's cyber systems. It is designed for professionals and military personnel with a technical background and work experience. This is a master's degree that will enhance technical and leadership skills for career advancement in the field of cybersecurity. 


We leverage the resources of the Institute of Technology and the Milgard School of Business to create one of the most innovative graduate programs at UW Tacoma. By identifying, addressing, and promoting solutions for issues of information assurance and cybersecurity, MCL serves as an educational foundation for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the state of Washington, giving graduates the path to success in in the cybersecurity field. You can play an important role.


We are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort. The deadline is June 15, 2018


The College of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) offers a Security specialty in the PhD in Engineering degree program. UCCS is partnering with UW Tacoma to help you obtain the most advanced degree in cybersecurity. 

  • Finish your UW Tacoma Masters of Cybersecurity & Leadership degree with a 3.3 GPA
  • Direct admit into PhD in Engineering with a concentration in Security
  • As many as 21 semester credits from UW Tacoma can be applied to the PhD
  • Additional program waivers for students with CISSP and Research credits

For more details about the PhD pathway, please contact: Ali Langfels


Coverage of the 2014 MCL Hooding Ceremony