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Combined Degree: Information Technology B.S. and Cybersecurity M.S.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.

Michigan Job Growth

Job opportunities in cybersecurity are expected to grow 10% in Michigan by 2024.

National Job Growth

Job opportunities in cybersecurity are expected to grow 12% in Michigan by 2024.

Median Annual Wage

Cybersecurity professionals earn a median annual wage of $90,168.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

An information technology specialist assumes responsibility for selecting hardware and software products appropriate for an organization, and managing those applications for users. The cybersecurity Master's program is designed to help computing professionals expand their knowledge in the cybersecurity area, creating opportunities for advancement in the field. It will build skills for current and future threats. The combined program will best prepare students to develop and maintain a secure IT infrastructure.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in information technology and M.S. in cybersecurity within the accelerated time frame. Students apply for the combined program during their second academic year. Application requirements include:

Why Pursue a Combined Degree at Grand Valley?

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