A fast-growing industry needs people to grow with it.

Cyber security is a hot topic that you hear about all the time. That’s because it’s a huge part of modern business as companies spend more money to curb cybercrime. An online cyber security degree can put you in perfect position to take advantage of this fast-growing industry.

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Which online cyber security degree is right for you?

Where are you in your cyber security career, and where do you envision yourself? Start with those questions, and we can help you find the right online cyber security degree to fit your goals.

Maryville offers online cyber security degrees at both the bachelor’s and master’s level. Whether you’re new to tech, enthralled by it as a hobbyist, or already in the field and looking to change careers, our degrees can help you get where you want to go.

Our bachelor’s degree is designed to get you ready for the fast-paced computer science workforce or for a graduate program — regardless of prior experience. And our master’s degree is designed to help you advance with hands-on experience and the latest in digital defense technologies and applications.

This is a comprehensive program that can prepare you to be a force in the business of digital defense.

Choose your online cyber security degree:

Online Bachelor’s in Cyber Security

Want to get started in your cyber security career or push forward beyond the basics? Our online bachelor’s degree in cyber security is designed to help you build the tech savvy, business sense, and security proficiencies that can make you invaluable in any business or organization. Choose from three tracks — offensive, defensive, or general — and study topics like digital forensics, cyber law, ethical hacking, database design, programming, and more.

Learn more at our online bachelor’s in cyber security page.

Online Master’s in Cyber Security

Our online master’s in cyber security is designed to take you to the cutting edge of technological defense — and to the top of your career. This program can help you bolster your cyber security credentials with the most in-demand technical skills and business concepts, so you can move forward or upward — even to management or the C-suite. Study topics like cloud security, mobile forensics, wireless network security, cryptography, pen testing, and more.

You can learn more at our online master’s in cyber security page.

Why choose Maryville for your online cyber security degree?

When you pursue an online cyber security degree from Maryville, you stand to earn a highly respected degree from a private, four-year institution that’s ranked as one of America’s best colleges by both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. Not only that, but we earned the honor of being named an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-18. That’s some serious credibility.

But credibility isn’t enough — we also strive to be student-centric. That’s why we made sure our program also features leading education technologies that allow you to:

  • Complete 100% online coursework — no campus visits required.
  • Connect with faculty experts who work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from dedicated, 24/7 technical support.
  • Start when it’s convenient for you — fall, spring, or summer.
  • Qualify to transfer eligible credits and graduate sooner.
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Ranked among the best values in private colleges
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Concentrations, classes, and features of our online cyber security degree:

As the cyber security field becomes broader, it’s important to find a specialty. That’s why we encourage you to focus your degree regardless of whether you’re pursuing a master’s or bachelor’s.

Our online cyber security bachelor’s degree offers three concentrations normally only available in graduate programs.

  • General Track: Provides a broad overview of cyber security
  • Defensive Track: Examines the industry’s best reactive tactics
  • Offensive Track: Explores a proactive approach to security measures using ethical hacking

The bachelor’s program curriculum is structured to give you a comprehensive view of the industry. That includes everything from foundations in operating systems to the study of wireless network security through drones. You’ll also be introduced to the business side of the industry and how cyber security fits in a real-world setting.

Our cyber security master’s features a curriculum designed to help you not only improve your technical skill set, but also hone your expertise. Whether it’s wireless network security, digital forensics, or studying drones, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the specialized expertise you choose to create the career you want.

Why earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree in cyber security online?

Choosing to go back to school is bold, but it doesn’t have to mean changing your life to fit your education. At Maryville, we offer online programs that allow you to fit academics into your already busy life. That’s what makes Maryville’s online cyber security degrees so attractive. They work around your life — and your schedule.

Maryville’s online cyber security programs give you a flexible online experience that can allow you to gain the skills you need to be a force in the industry.

  • Convenience. Designed for students who are already working and have a challenging schedule.
  • Personal support. You’ll have the support you need throughout your time at Maryville, from start to finish.
  • Easy collaboration. Team up to study, share notes, and find any help you may need through emails, chats, and message boards.
  • Online technical support. Online coordinators are always happy to guide you through the learning platform.

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to work in the Maryville Virtual Lab — a virtual training ground you can access from your mobile device, anywhere. This gives you the chance to hone your skills in a structured, protected environment — and get the practice you need for the professional world.

What careers can you pursue with your online cyber security degree?

Earning your online cyber security degree can open up a world of different job and career opportunities. Not only that, but many careers approach or exceed six-figure salaries, and demand for computer science- and cyber security-related professionals remains high across many industries.

Many roles in computer science and cyber security are open to people holding either a bachelor’s or master’s degree, but employers typically give preference or better salary to candidates with higher-level credentials.

Take a look at some of the different positions and median salaries for which your bachelor’s or master’s degree can qualify you*:

INFORMATION
SECURITY
ANALYST
2017 Median Pay:
$95,510

Career Growth Outlook:
28%

COMPUTER
NETWORK
ARCHITECT
2017 Median Pay:
$104,650

Career Growth Outlook:
6%

COMPUTER AND
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MANAGER

2016 median pay:
$139,220

Career growth outlook:
12%

DATABASE
ADMINISTRATOR

2017 Median Pay:
$87,020

Career Growth Outlook:
11%

COMPUTER
SYSTEMS
ANALYST

2017 Median Salary:
$88,270

Career Growth Outlook:
9%

With a bachelor’s degree, especially depending on the track and the electives you choose, you can also develop competencies to pursue a career as a software developer, web developer, network or computer systems administrator, IT auditor, or IT/security consultant.

Roles you might qualify for if you choose to pursue your online master’s in cyber security include chief information security officer, security director of computing/networking/IT, security engineer, and information security manager.

Meet our online computer science faculty.

You want to learn from people who’ve been around your field and know firsthand what the industry expects and demands — like the faculty at Maryville. Their experience and background is varied: You’ll have the opportunity to learn from people who come from Fortune 500 backgrounds, high-tech firms, and even the FBI. And most are still working in cyber security. They know their stuff.

But what makes them really stand out is their dedication to helping you elevate your career and reach your goals. And their connections in the industry can only serve to help you as you enter the marketplace.

Christian Espinosa

Professor Christian Espinosa

Christian Espinosa serves as a professor of cryptography and network security for Maryville’s online cyber security programs. His lectures and teaching style are backed by more than 25 years of experience in cyber security, including as a systems engineer, ethical hacker, trainer, consultant, and entrepreneur. With his deep knowledge of the field, he helped create or update courses in ethical hacking, pen testing, forensic examination, OS security, networking security, and more.