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The Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Education, and Outreach (CCLEO) at the University of New Hampshire is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. UNH is the only institution in the state to earn this prestigious designation, which recognizes the University’s commitment to building a cybersecurity workforce and helping organizations manage their cybersecurity risks. Aligned with its CAE-CDE designation, CCLEO offers educational programs in cybersecurity as well as external outreach and support to businesses and governments in New Hampshire and beyond. Leveraging the expertise of UNH faculty and industry partners, the Center also provides resources to help build resilience, manage risks and respond to cybersecurity incidents.


Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science 

Homeland Security

Fully available on both the Manchester and Durham campuses, the homeland security program develops the analytical, technical, strategic and leadership skills central to ensuring security for agencies, organizations and the nation. Through expert faculty and hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field, students learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure security and resilience; the origins, ideologies and goals of terrorism; and the key role intelligence, emergency management, human and environmental security and strategic planning play in defending and securing our nation.

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Master of Science 

Cybersecurity Engineering

With a greater emphasis on the collection and storage of big data, information security and cloud computing, the demand for cybersecurity engineers has never been higher. Designed for working professionals and those with a strong interest in cybersecurity, our cybersecurity engineering program prepares you to develop, engineer and operate secure information systems. You’ll learn the theoretical underpinnings of information security and have opportunities to apply your skills to real-world scenarios and authentic project experiences.

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Master of Science 

Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management

Our fully online program fosters strategic thinking, policy development and risk management skills necessary to keep organizations secure and resilient. This highly interdisciplinary program is designed for students and working professionals with a variety of backgrounds — business, healthcare, IT, finance, homeland security, law and more — so you do not need an undergraduate degree in a technical field to be successful. Our full-time faculty, practicing experts and senior executives guide your cybersecurity learning with real-world assignments and scenarios.

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Student Clubs

UNH Cyber Security Club

The Cyber Security Club focuses on developing skills used in professional information security settings, which are put into action in regional and national competitions throughout the academic year. This is a Durham-based club, so stop by the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership (MUB 114) to learn more.
Office of Student Involvement & Leadership


Women in Technology Club

The WITC is dedicated to supporting and inspiring a growing and driven community of women interested in STEM fields and professions. This student-run club is based on UNH’s Manchester campus.
Student Engagement office

Recent Articles

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    James Ramsay teaches a homeland security course at UNH Manchester James Ramsay, Ph.D., joined UNH in 2015 to spearhead the homeland security bachelor's degree program, which is the foundation for UNH earning its designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency.
  • Computing Education Honor
    Computer science professor Mihaela Sabin works with UNH Manchester students Computer Science Professor Mihaela Sabin has been appointed to the Education Board for the Association of Computing Machinery, the world’s largest computing society.