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University of Texas at Austin: The Cybersecurity Boot Camp

Become a digital defender at The University of Texas at Austin

  • Global Network: Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.

  • CompTIA Partnership: Get a head start on certification test prep.

  • Learner Success: Stay on track with personalized academic support.

  • Career Support: Access free professional resources throughout your career.


24 weeks

Time to complete, part-time


9 hours per week

Live instruction

The support you need to transform your career

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand global fields today. We’re committed to equipping you with the fundamental skills you need to make an impact while providing unparalleled support and resources before, during, and after your boot camp.

  • Structured flexibility: Our program is designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance your work-life schedule while providing the structure and support you need to achieve your career goals
  • Innovative instruction: Our online cybersecurity course offers live interactive virtual classes led by skilled instructors
  • Real-world projects: Our industry-driven curriculum teaches you the most in-demand skills through real-world examples. Everything you will learn is immediately applicable to a professional environment

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What our learners are saying

"I was able to instantly apply the skills taught in the course to projects at work, which was noticed by management on all levels. I've been able to take the lead on additional projects and step in where other, more senior members of my team would have done so in the past. The instructors were well-versed in different areas of cybersecurity and did an excellent job complementing each other's skills."

Jeff S.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin alum

"[The] program was great. [I] wanted to start in cybersecurity and got the opportunity with the program. [I] had no previous tech experience so it was a lot to learn. It has changed my career and financial situation completely."

Kristen P.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin alum

"Career Services was immensely helpful in preparing my resume to be scrutinized by industry professionals during the interview process. Additionally, I was recruited for my job from the boot camp's referral network, which was instrumental in me landing interview requests."

Matthew M.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin alum

Meaningful outcomes.

Join the front lines of digital defense.

The economic impact of cyber crime is growing: In 2020, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States was $8.64 million, up 32% from 2015, and nearly double the global average.Footnote 1

Information security is a fast-growing field.

You can help protect organizations and populations — and change your entire career trajectory. As the world grows more connected and automated (and therefore, more vulnerable), the demand for cybersecurity specialists is on the rise. Information security is one of the fastest-growing fields,Footnote 2 and No. 6 on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Jobs in America.Footnote 3

Further your career.

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you learn in your program to advance your career by assisting you in developing a strong portfolio, a polished resume, and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life.


Innovative curriculum. In-demand skills.

In 24 weeks, The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin will prepare you with the technical skills you need to protect digital environments. Through an immersive hands-on curriculum, you will not only learn fundamental cybersecurity methods, but also put them into action through practical exercises.

The curriculum is delivered through live, online classes and high-quality coursework. Our instructors are fully vetted by the university and offer 1-on-1 virtual guidance to learners throughout the program.

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A Proud CompTIA Partner

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We know how important certification is for our participants; that’s why we chose CompTIA as a partner to provide you with a complimentary CertMaster test prep tool and an exam voucher to take the CompTIA certification exam of your choice: Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, or Cloud+.

While the boot camp itself does not provide test preparation, a portion of the final module is dedicated to helping you learn and leverage the CertMaster Test Prep Tool for the Security+ exam and some CEH content to get you started.

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Invest in your career. Explore financial options.

The Cybersecurity Boot Camp fee: $12,745

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Interest-free payment plan

Pay an initial deposit and split the rest of your tuition into monthly installments with no interest.

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A powerful educational partnership

About University of Texas at Austin

Like the state it calls home, UT Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together they are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

This program is offered by UT Austin through the McCombs School of Business and Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with edX.

Frequently asked questions

To enroll in a boot camp, select your program of interest and complete the form. You will be contacted by an admissions counselor, who can answer any questions and help you with the process.

All of our boot camps are part-time (18-24 weeks) and designed for working adults, students, and busy professionals, giving you the advantage of a flexible learning schedule. Students enrolled in our part-time programs should expect to attend live, instructor-led classes each week, setting aside an additional 20+ hours outside of class for self-study and projects. For those seeking a more accelerated learning experience, select coding boot camps offer a full-time (12-week) schedule with classes Monday through Friday.

All boot camps are offered fully online and include live, virtual classroom sessions led by university-vetted instructors with ample professional experience in their respective fields.

Throughout your boot camp and your career, you will have access to career counselors that offer resume review and interview prep, and you can tap into our global alumni community for even more networking opportunities. You will also gain access to a network of more than 260 employers — including half of the Fortune 100 — seeking skilled boot camp graduates.

At the end of the boot camp, you will receive a university-backed credential. You will also complete the program with a portfolio of work to show your skills to potential employers.

Boot camps are for anyone who is interested in advancing or getting started in a high-demand tech field. You do not need prior experience to apply to and succeed in a boot camp — you will receive academic and career support every step of the way.

No. You do not need a Bachelor’s degree or prior experience to enroll in a boot camp. Applicants must be 18 years of age and hold a GED or higher, however, a Bachelor’s degree is recommended for some programs. Speak to an admissions counselor to see if you meet enrollment requirements.

Yes! A number of our university partners are offering a 20% discount on coding boot camps to verified active military service members, reservists and veterans. Learn more on this page dedicated to military learners.

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