Degrees of the Future 2022: Cybersecurity

These are the universities with the best cybersecurity programs.
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In 2020, a patient in Germany died after hackers disrupted IT systems at a hospital, forcing a delay in her treatment. Ransom-seeking cyberattacks on health care systems have become a growing threat, showing the life-or-death stakes of modern cybersecurity. It’s crucial that computers are adequately guarded against bad actors, and the need for secure data storage applies to all entities in the digital age.

The Degrees of the Future 2022 top Cybersecurity programs are:

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duke University | Durham, North Carolina
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University | Daytona Beach, Florida
Florida State University | Tallahassee, Florida
George Washington University | Washington, District of Columbia
Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, Georgia
Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, Indiana
Iowa State University | Ames, Iowa
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, Massachusetts
Michigan State University | East Lansing, Michigan
Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio
Purdue University, West Lafayette | West Lafayette, Indiana
Rice University | Houston, Texas
Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, New York
Stanford University | Stanford, California
United States Air Force Academy | Colorado Springs, Colorado
University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, California
University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, California
University of California, San Diego | La Jolla, California
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
University of Maryland, College Park | College Park, Maryland
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, California
University of Texas at Austin | Austin, Texas
University of Texas at Dallas | Richardson, Texas
University of Texas at San Antonio | San Antonio, Texas
University of Washington, Seattle | Seattle, Washington
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Blacksburg, Virginia
Webster University | St. Louis, Missouri

How did Gizmodo determine this year’s honorees? Check out the methodology or return to the full Degrees of the Future 2022 list.