ExcelTrack® Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Management

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Program at a Glance

  • Earn the same high-quality master’s degree in cybersecurity management as the traditional online program—only faster and for less money.
  • Speed past what you know and learn what you need with our ExcelTrack® program.*
  • Take as many one-credit courses as you want in a term and pay one flat tuition rate.
  • ExcelTrack® allows you to use your work experience and prior learning as transfer credit to save time and complete your degree sooner.
  • Work directly with faculty to ensure you’ve learned all the material.
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Course Effort
You Control Your Pace
Course Length
6-Week Sessions
Tuition Rate per 6-Week Session

ExcelTrack® Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management Overview

There's a rising demand across most industries for cybersecurity experts who can secure and safeguard an organization's data and systems from potential threats. Purdue Global’s ExcelTrack® master's degree in cybersecurity management helps you gain the necessary skills to detect and prevent a wide range of cybersecurity issues.

Designed for highly disciplined, self-motivated learners with strong professional knowledge, our ExcelTrack® master's in cybersecurity management builds on the foundational skills and knowledge you’ve previously gained to help you earn your degree faster.

With ExcelTrack®, you can focus on mastering what you still need to learn, instead of spending time studying what you already know. You’ll be well-versed in industry best practices and fully capable of identifying a variety of IT security threats to ensure you're well prepared to put your skills to work in the field of cybersecurity.

Once enrolled in the program, you'll take a series of assessments to demonstrate what you already know and identify which courses you still need to take. A faculty member will work with you to ensure you’re on track to successfully complete each remaining course.


Work at your own pace while studying 100% online and control your own pace based on your schedule and personal learning strategy. As a competency-based education program, you’ll be evaluated by how well you can demonstrate what you’ve learned.

Focused Learning

Each ExcelTrack® course is a single credit, covering a particular skill or piece of knowledge. You advance based on what you already know and spend time only on what you still need to learn.


Take as many one-credit classes as you want every term for a flat rate, excluding fees. Taking more credits per term lowers the average cost per credit.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Is ExcelTrack® Right for You?
  • You are a self-motivated, driven student with strong time management skills.
  • You have 3 years of experience working in a setting relevant to your program of study.
  • You possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

If you decide to enroll, you must complete orientation before you start classes.


Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a master’s degree program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

Program Costs
$1,700.00 current cost per term
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View the total cost of attendance for your program. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Earn Credit for Prior Certification

If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree. Learn more about eligible IT certification exams.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analyst is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations from 2020 to 2030.† 

Whether you’re preparing for entry-level management positions or want to advance your current career, the ExcelTrack® Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management may help you qualify for a variety of positions.

Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment.

Courses Taught by Highly Respected Faculty

Learn from practicing professionals with extensive experience in cybersecurity and education. Purdue Global's curriculum is regularly reviewed by experienced industry experts, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared for today's challenges.

What Courses Will I Take?

All cybersecurity courses are updated regularly by our dedicated curriculum department and advisory board to ensure they reflect the most recent developments in the field.

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Sample Courses
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Management of Information Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Platforms, Applications, and Data Security
  • IT Security Auditing and Assessments

Program Requirements

  • Core Credits
  • Total Credits

Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 100% IT faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 36% IT faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 395 Faculty publications in 2021–2022
student at desk icon More Than 38,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2021–2022

Advanced and Doctoral Degrees: Statistics include all Purdue Global IT faculty members. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, May 2022.
Publications and Development Hours: Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school- or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2022. 2021–2022 academic year.

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*ExcelTrack&174; is designed to advance your progress based on existing knowledge; however, degree pace and time and cost savings will vary by individual. Students must enroll in a minimum number of credits per term to remain eligible for financial aid. Refer to the Financial Information section of the University Catalog for additional information. Enrollees will pay a per-session resource fee and associated program fees. Program includes a traditional 6-credit capstone course; however, tuition is charged at the ExcelTrack® rate.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm; and Fastest Growing Occupations, www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Credit for Prior Learning: Purdue Global does not guarantee transferability of credit. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning policy.