Online Master's Degree in Cybersecurity Management

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Total Courses
Cost per Credit
2 years
Average Completion*
15 Hours/Week
Course Effort

Master’s in Cybersecurity Management Overview

Demand for well-educated cybersecurity leaders is growing. It’s time to earn your master's degree and prepare to take on leadership roles directing and protecting critical information infrastructures.

  • Advance your skills in a thriving industry — master the ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and update the security policies and practices that help organizations respond to and overcome cyberattacks.
  • Invest in yourself and your future — information security analyst is one of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations in the country from 2021 to 2031.
  • Earn your degree 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
  • Gain practical experience through learning labs that simulate real-world, on-the-job situations.
  • Select one of seven concentrations that align with your professional goals.

Who Should Enroll in This Cybersecurity Master’s Degree?

This program is a good fit if you already have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • In-depth knowledge of computer systems and networking technology
  • Good math and communication skills
  • Familiarity with internet and wireless applications
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National Center of Academic Excellence

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Purdue Global has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management.

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

Get the credit you deserve. If you’ve already completed certification exams, you may be eligible for credit toward your degree.

Purdue Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( 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 graduate 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.

What Courses Will I Take?

This online master’s degree program is designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a leadership role in the dynamic cybersecurity field.

Coursework focuses on management of information continuity, asset clarification and control, compliance management, incident response, and secure administration of information systems.

Sample Courses

  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Platforms, Applications, and Data Security
  • Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations
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Optional Concentration

Core Credits
Elective Credits
Total Credits

No Concentration

Core Credits
Total Credits

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master's in Cybersecurity Degree Concentrations

Customize your degree plan to develop specialized expertise in your chosen career path.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technologies

    Explore cloud computing, architecting, and AWS core services. Examine the fundamentals of AWS infrastructure, service options, and best practices in the AWS Cloud.

  • Blockchain technologies and apps

    Study essential blockchain and smart contract technologies that serve as the foundation for Web 3.0, the next generation of internet, and gain the specialized skills you need to develop decentralized applications (dApps).

  • Critical infrastructure security

    Study the implementation of protective procedures such as firewalls, network detection and response (NDR), and endpoint detection and response (EDR), and learn how to defend critical infrastructure including systems, networks, and assets.

  • Data analytics

    Explore statistical methods for data analytics and employ appropriate data analytics concepts and tools. Apply foundational programming concepts in an analytics setting.

  • Enterprise architecture systems

    Study key IT systems relevant to corporate enterprise networks, and develop a deep understanding of the structure and operation of organizations to determine how to effectively achieve current and future objectives.

  • Project management

    Focus on every phase of the project life cycle using current software to achieve goals and objectives. Learn to control project cost and scheduling, analyze project risk and quality, and consider legal and ethical issues.

  • Secure software development and quality assurance

    Examine secure software development and design concepts. Apply best practices for coding, software testing, and implementation processes.

Program Outcomes Support Your Career Growth

Coursework is focused on preparing you to: 

  • Direct and protect critical information infrastructures.
  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and update cybersecurity policies and practices to help organizations respond to cyberthreats.
  • Manage information continuity, asset classification and control, compliance, and the secure administration of IT infrastructure, as well as incident response.
  • Evaluate theories, principles, and best practices related to the evolving global cybersecurity landscape.
  • Analyze data using accepted best practices.
  • Recommend appropriate cybersecurity theories and frameworks to evaluate, mitigate, and manage risk.

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.

Ways to Save on Time and Tuition

Purdue Global works with students to find ways to reduce costs and make education more accessible. Contact us to learn about opportunities to save on your educational costs.

Transfer Credits

Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions.

Financial Aid

Learn about federal financial aid programs available for many of our degree programs.

Grants and Loans

Learn about federal and state grants and loan programs that may be available.

Corporate Partner Benefits

Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

Military Tuition Reduction

Graduate tuition savings for military include a 17–30% reduction per credit for current servicemembers and, 14% per credit for veterans for graduate programs.

Prior Military Experience

Earn credit for your military training. We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

International Tuition Reduction

International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% international student tuition reduction.

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Career Opportunities

Employment in the cybersecurity field is expected to grow as organizations seek qualified cybersecurity executives with an advanced degree and experience to lead and protect critical infrastructures. The online master's in cybersecurity can help you develop valuable job skills that are applicable to a broad range of leadership positions.

Average Salary


General labor market and salary data are provided by Lightcast and may not represent the outcomes experienced by Purdue Global graduates in these programs. Purdue Global graduates in these programs may earn salaries substantially different or less than the amounts listed above. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, education, and opportunities for employment that are outside of Purdue Global's control.

Lightcast average salary ranges can be explored further using Lightcast’s SkillsMatch tool. Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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Tuition and Time Savings on a Doctorate Law Degree

Upon graduating, you can apply some of your courses toward an Executive Juris Doctor (EJD) degree at Purdue Global Law School. Save up to $7,416 in tuition and graduate a year sooner. You could earn an EJD degree with a general or law and technology concentration in as few as 2 years and 4 months. See which courses transfer.

Unlike the JD, which prepares you to sit for the bar exam and practice law, the online EJD is designed to help you build legal expertise to use in your career.

Download the Program Brochure

Download our brochure to learn more about the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and the benefits of earning your degree at Purdue Global.

Prepare yourself for success with a master’s degree in cybersecurity management.

See Notes and Conditions below for important information.

Choosing a Master’s in Cybersecurity

Expand your education with a master’s in cybersecurity. Discover additional resources on the value of this degree, and potential career pathways to pursue.

Find research, data, insights, and ideas that are shaping the cybersecurity industry and discover ways to propel your career.

Become an integral part of a promising field. Learn the value of managing and protecting data with a cybersecurity degree. 

From hard skills to soft skills to in-demand certifications, learn what you need to stand out in the field.

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.


IT faculty members who have advanced degrees


IT faculty members who hold a doctorate


Faculty publications in 2021–2022

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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*Estimated Graduation Date and Average Completion: Estimated graduation date is based on the assumption that you will enroll in time to begin classes on the next upcoming start date, will remain enrolled for each consecutive term, and will maintain satisfactory academic standing in each term to progress toward completion of your program. Completion time is based on a full-time schedule. Programs will take longer for part-time students to complete.

Job Growth Projections: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers,; and Fastest Growing Occupations, National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global Law School EJD Degree—MSCM: Purdue Global alumni are eligible for a 20% tuition reduction on Purdue Global Law School programs. Tuition savings calculated as 18 credit hours x reduced per credit tuition rate of $412 = $7,416. Savings will vary based on the courses completed in the student’s master’s degree program. Credits apply toward open elective and/or law and technology electives in the EJD program.

Time savings based on a student who applies 18 credit hours toward the 3-year EJD program; the remaining 54 credits can be completed in as few as 2 years and 4 months of study.