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Master's degree

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

2 years

Approximate Program Length

39

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Dec 8, 2021

Data is everywhere, and companies need cyber security experts to protect it. With our Master of Science in Cybersecurity, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and operations at an enterprise level. And you’ll take just one 6-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

  • Cybersecurity

  • Security Policies

  • Vulnerability

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a cybersecurity masters degree.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus or online cyber security masters degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Threat Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Detection
  • Network Defense
  • Cyber Policy and Governance

Specialize your Master of Science in Cybersecurity by choosing electives that align with CompTIA and EC Council certifications in the following areas:

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity?

An MSCYB can prepare you to be a:

  • Network Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Officer
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Security Manager
  • Application Development Director
31 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for information security analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2019 and 2029.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

9

Chief Technology Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty, College of Business & IT

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.