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ONLINE mscyb DEGREE

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

ONLINE msc DEGREE

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Master's degree

18 months

Approximate Program Length

39

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Mar 1, 2023

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

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A degree built around 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.

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Skills-aligned program

Courses

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 online cyber security masters degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Design elements of an enterprise using standards and tactics in cybersecurity.
  • Consider ethical and privacy protocols in enterprise cybersecurity.
  • Implement cybersecurity frameworks and policies in risk management.

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

  • Leadership/Auditing
  • Tactical Cyber

Careers & Outcomes

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 Systems Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Officer

35%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for information security analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Tuition

Tuition

Paying for school

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Affordable, Fixed Tuition

$698

Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

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

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

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

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.

real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

3

Chief Technology Officers
 

19:1

Student-faculty ratio
 

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

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

You might also want to check out:

Master of Information Systems

 

Master of Information Systems (Competency-Based)
 

Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate

 

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.