Master's in Cybersecurity Online

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Felecia W.


When we’re not stopping cyber breakthroughs, we’re starting yours.

Expert-level cybersecurity professionals are at a premium as public and private sector budgets soar to keep cybercrime at bay. Top dollar investment demands top talent, and now is the perfect time to capitalize on the global need for experts.

Our online cybersecurity master’s can help you reach areas of the industry a bachelor’s degree typically can’t, such as management and even the C-suite. When you earn your online master’s in cybersecurity from Maryville, you can bolster your cybersecurity credentials with in-demand technical skills, knowledge of vital business concepts, and industry-relevant certifications in areas like CISSP, ECSA, ECES, CISA, CCSP, and Splunk Analyst.

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100% online with no campus visits 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.

Why choose Maryville for your online cybersecurity master’s?

Your success going forward in the field of computer science depends on details and decisions. We’re uniquely prepared to help you learn the technical intricacies of cybersecurity and turn them into strategies that protect precious data. The Maryville Virtual Lab is a course delivery system that doubles as a virtual training ground. From any device, anywhere, you can hone your skills in a safe and protected environment. It’s literally practice for the professional world. Our faculty members know the industry’s highest expectations because they’ve seen them firsthand in their positions in Fortune 500 companies and the FBI.

Most of our faculty members still work actively in cybersecurity, which helps us keep a fluid line of communication open with the marketplace. The dedication to help you elevate your career, from security analyst to network architect or IS engineer to chief security officer, is what makes this program more than a set of courses. Our faculty has also included six industry-relevant certifications within the course curriculum, in order to help give you the competitive edge you need to success.

Gain more than incentives. Gain influence.

Our online cybersecurity master’s program, which is part of the John E. Simon School of Business, can help prepare you for the changing role of cybersecurity professionals within business. Aspire to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with top decision makers. Make your cybersecurity strategies an integral part of business strategy.

Increasingly, cybersecurity professionals are taking on larger roles in their organizations, even seeing time in the C-suite. According to a 2019 TechHQ article, “In many organizations, the reporting of the chief information security officer is being elevated to CEO level.”

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Sean K

Sean K., graduate, Master of Science in Cybersecurity

“Every single time I’ve ever talked to anyone at Maryville, they’ve done whatever they can to help me. Every time I called, I got help. I value customer service very highly. That’s why I chose Maryville: Everybody who I’ve met here has always been really cool.”

Pursue progress that pays off.

Salary numbers paint a clear picture of the potential ROI of an online cybersecurity master’s. Top earners in the field make salaries well into six figures. But information professionals often also enjoy the additional perks of a competitive marketplace and a modern work environment. According to Business News Daily, today’s employers offer unique benefits to top talent, including complimentary meals, company gyms, massage therapists, and in-house health services.

What can I do with a master’s in cybersecurity?

With your online master’s in cybersecurity, you can build the expertise to pursue careers and median salaries like:*

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Information Officer

Network Architect

Information Security Manager

Security Engineer

*Salary information is based on data compiled by

Why choose an online cybersecurity master’s over computer science?

Information technology is constantly changing. With an MS in cybersecurity, you’re building long-term expertise. It’s not technology our society is trying to better understand, it’s the data it produces. A master’s in cybersecurity online prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.

Higher income potential

Cybersecurity workers can demand an average salary premium of $12,700 per year compared to other IT workers, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a company that specializes in job market analytics.

Exciting opportunities

Your cybersecurity master’s degree can help you qualify for a number of rewarding and satisfying career opportunities. Positions like IT manager and information security analyst ranked among U.S. News & World Report‘s “100 Best Jobs” in 2019.

The Maryville Online Cybersecurity Master’s Curriculum

With technology playing an ever-increasing role in our society, threats to our data and information are everywhere.

Our cybersecurity master’s features a curriculum designed to help you improve your technical skill set, hone your expertise, and gain up to six industry-relevant certifications. Pursue professional credentials like:

  • EC Council-Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC Council-Certified Encryption Specialist (ECES)
  • Splunk Certified Power User
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

You can further customize your master’s degree experience by pursuing one of three areas of emphasis: Leadership, Technical, or General. Whether it’s cybersecurity governance and information security management, ethical hacking and network security, or security operations management and research, you’ll have the opportunity to gain the specialized knowledge to create the career you want.

Since our program is housed within the John E. Simon School of Business, you can develop a great business sense, too. Learn more at our curriculum page.

Grow your career on offense and defense.

To be a cybersecurity expert, you have to be well-versed in offensive and defensive techniques. That’s why we teach you both. Courses like Advanced Pen Testing and Mobile Device Hacking & Forensics can give you firsthand knowledge of the types of threats you may see in your career. And classes like Controls for Effective Cyber Defense, Forensic Examination & Analysis, and Incident Handling & Breaches can help you build defensive and preventive strategies.

The legal side.

We don’t focus solely on the technical aspect of cybersecurity. In our Legal Aspects of Privacy and Compliance course, you’ll also get the opportunity to study the legal and ethical perspective. This course helps tie your technical knowledge in with questions of jurisdiction, regulation of online speech, privacy, security, and intellectual property.