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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.