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List of Top Information Security Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

Information security professionals identify and eliminate the vulnerabilities present in a computer system. Programs for aspiring information security specialists are usually offered at the graduate level. Read on for more information about schools that offer information security programs.

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Top Information Security Schools and Colleges

1. Johns Hopkins University

U.S. News and World Report ranked John Hopkins University (JHU) #13 on its overall list of best national universities. The Information Security Institute at JHU offers a Master of Science in Security Informatics degree program. This program includes courses on computer forensics, security design, Java security, cryptography and network security. At the undergraduate level, students can enroll in computer science programs to learn about computer security and prepare them for graduate-level study in information security.

Contact Info

  • Address: 3400 N Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
  • Phone Number: (410) 516-8000

2. Nova Southeastern University

Founded in 1964, Nova Southeastern University was ranked #236 on the list of best universities nationwide by Washington Monthly in 2010. At the undergraduate level, students interested in studying information security can major in computer science or computer information systems. At the graduate level, a Master of Science in Information Security degree is available. Classes in this program include database security, information security project, artificial intelligence and human and computer interaction. Graduate certificates are also available in information security.

Contact Info

  • Address: 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
  • Phone Number: (954) 262-7300

List of 20 Good U.S. Information Security Colleges and Schools

School Name Total Student EnrollmentAddressPhone Number
University of Maryland-University College 37,347 3501 University Blvd. E., Adelphi, Maryland 20783 (301) 985-7000
University of Houston 37,000 212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204 (713) 743-1000
University of Southern California 34,824 University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089 (213) 740-2311
George Mason University 32,067 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (703) 993-1000
Nova Southeastern University 29,153 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314 (954) 262-7300
The University of Texas at San Antonio 28,955 One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249 (210) 458-4011
University at Buffalo 28,881 3435 Main St., Buffalo, New York 14214 (716) 645-2000
Iowa State University 27,945 Ames, Iowa 50011 (515) 294-5836
Northeastern University 27,537 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (617) 373-2000
DePaul University 25,072 55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 362-8000
Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 23,033 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (405) 744-5000
Eastern Michigan University 22,893 Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 (734) 487-1849
Kennesaw State University 22,389 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 (770) 423-6000
Johns Hopkins University 20,383 3400 N Charles St., Mason Hall, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (410) 516-8000
St. John's University-New York 20,352 8000 Utopia Pky., Queens, New York 11439 (718) 990-6161
Saint Cloud State University 18,123 720 Fourth Ave. S., Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301 (320) 308-0121
Sam Houston State University 16,772 1806 Ave. J, Huntsville, Texas 77340 (936) 294-1111
Loyola University Chicago 15,879 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60660 (312) 915-6000
University of Miami 15,629 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 (305) 284-2211
Rochester Institute of Technology 15,445 1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, New York 14623 (585) 475-2411
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