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.
Information at a glance
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:
Complete coursework using the Maryville Virtual Lab, which was distinguished by Apple for mobile innovation.
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 three focus areas: Technical, Leadership, and General. Students can choose to concentrate on one specialization track or take courses from all three.
In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our Cyber Fusion Center, 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.
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 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.
Our General elective courses cover security operations management and responsible information security operations, with the opportunity to apply learned concepts through projects with industry partners. In the course Domains of Cybersecurity, you’ll gain the skills to take the CISSP exam.Get Full Curriculum
Accreditation and rankings
Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019
Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020