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 in the U.S. is projected to increase more than twice the average for all occupations.*
  • Gain tangible experience through learning labs that simulate real-world, on-the-job situations. 
  • Earn your cybersecurity management degree 100% online while meeting the demands of your career.
COURSE EFFORT 20 Hours per Week
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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 online 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. 

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.

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

Earn Credit for Prior Certifications

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


Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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

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.

Top Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Critical and Analytical Thinking
  2. Industry Research
  3. Decision Analysis
  4. Communication

Top Jobs With This Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

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.

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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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 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, on the Internet National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.