Online Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity Management

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Program at a Glance
  • Advance your skills in a thriving industry—employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to increase.*
  • Gain tangible experience through learning labs that simulate real-world, on-the-job situations. 
  • Earn your degree 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 6 Weeks
CREDITS REQUIRED 60
COST PER CREDIT $420
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We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management Overview

As organizations struggle with tracking and maintaining their internet footprint, the need for well-educated cybersecurity leaders is expected to grow. Our online master's in cybersecurity management helps you prepare for leadership roles directing and protecting critical information infrastructures.

In this master’s degree program, you’ll study effective ways to develop, implement, evaluate, and update the security policies and practices that help organizations respond to and overcome cyberattacks. 

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, framework, principles, and best practices related to cybersecurity science and technology.
  • Analyze data using statistical principles.
  • Apply appropriate theories, including Request for Comments (RFCs), to evaluate and mitigate risk.

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

Who Should Enroll in This Cybersecurity Master’s Degree?

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university who possess in-depth knowledge of computer systems and networking technology, good mathematical and communication skills, and familiarity with internet and wireless applications.


Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

This accreditation covers all academic programs, all regional locations, and all programs provided via distance education. For more information, please visit HLCommission.org or call 800-621-7440.

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 skills that are applicable to a broad range of leadership positions including

  • Senior security policy analyst/specialist/manager
  • Senior security administrator/engineer
  • Security architect/programmer/researcher
  • Senior forensics analyst/investigator
  • Senior ethical hacker/penetration tester
  • Senior IT auditor

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.

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
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Platforms, Applications, and Data Security
  • Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits60
  • Total Credits60

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Maine residents will pay $420.00 per credit for all graduate programs, with the exception of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

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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97% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
45% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
218 Faculty publications in 2017–2018
Nearly 87,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2017–2018

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis and Center for Teaching and Learning. 2017–2018 academic year. Note: all figures include data prior to the March 2018 purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University and subsequent creation of Purdue University Global.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, on the internet, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm. 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 cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.