Online Master's in Cybersecurity

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Become integral to your organization’s success

Our online cybersecurity master’s program can help prepare you for the changing role of cybersecurity professionals by equipping you with the hard and soft skills that employers desire. Aspire to sit shoulder to shoulder with top decision-makers. Make your cybersecurity strategies an integral part of the business.

This is more than a master’s degree. This is an opportunity designed to provide you with a career advantage. Complete your degree in as little as one year’s time and stand out from your competition faster.

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Program Start Date: 01-15-24

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Careers for those with a master’s in cybersecurity include:

  • Chief information security officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Network architect
  • Information security manager
  • Security engineer



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Why choose our master’s in cybersecurity?

You can earn a top-quality computer science education that can translate into immediate, positive results.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online — no campus visits are required.

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Graduate in as few as 12 months.

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Learn from case studies pulled from the latest headlines.

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Complete coursework using the Maryville Virtual Lab, which was distinguished by Apple for mobile innovation.

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Prepare for certifications while you complete your degree: ECSA, ECES, Splunk, CISA, CCSP, and CISSP.

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Our curriculum makes the difference. As a student in our program, you’ll spend half your time in core courses focused on IT management, telecommunications, risk analysis, governance, and cybersecurity incident response, to name a few. You’ll also have the choice of two focus areas: Technical or Business/Leadership.

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, a next-generation learning center where students provide cost-free cybersecurity services to a wide range of clients, including nonprofit organizations, charities, schools, and small businesses.

Course Selections:

Our Technical elective courses focus on network security, mobile device hacking and forensics, security log management, and more. Courses in this specialization prepare you to take the ECSA, ECES, and Splunk Core Certified Power User exams.

Our Business/Leadership elective courses cover such topics as the principles of cybersecurity auditing, data security and analysis, risk metrics and analysis, cloud migration, and more. These courses prepare you to take the CISA and CCSP exams.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020