Master's in Cyber Security Online

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Felecia W.


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

Expert-level cyber security 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 cyber security 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. With our cyber security graduate program, you can develop your technical abilities in burgeoning areas like cloud security and mobile forensics. Round out your repertoire with business concepts essential for leadership roles.

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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.

Why choose Maryville for your online cyber security 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 cyber security 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 cyber security, 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.

Gain more than incentives. Gain influence.

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

Increasingly, cyber security 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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Kurt Aubuchon

Kurt Aubuchon
Assistant Professor of Cyber Security

“I aim to bridge the gap between academia and real-world experience, which is why I update and develop courses that align with today’s in-demand cyber security skills. You’re challenged to think practically and operationally about situations influenced by technology.”

Pursue progress that pays off.

Salary numbers paint a clear picture of the potential ROI of an online cyber security 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 cyber security?

With your online master’s in cyber security, 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 cyber security master’s over computer science?

Information technology is constantly changing. With an MS in cyber security, 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 cyber security online prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.

Higher income potential

Cyber security 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 cyber security 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.

Sean K

Sean K., graduate, Master of Science in Cyber Security

“Every single time I’ve ever talked to anyone at Maryville, they’ve done whatever they can to help me. It was really cool that 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.”

The Maryville Online Cyber Security Master’s Curriculum

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

When you earn your online master’s in cyber security at Maryville, you can prepare to combat these threats with state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques in cyber security.

Our online cyber security master’s offers you a robust curriculum of specialty courses to boost your technical skill set to help you face any challenge you encounter in your career. You’ll have the chance to study drones, wireless network security, digital forensics, and much more, so you can build the specialized expertise the industry is seeking.

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 cyber security 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 cyber security. 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.