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Maryville University Master of Science in Cybersecurity online

Learn the technical intricacies of cybersecurity and turn them into strategies that protect organizational data.

About the program

  • Real-world case studies: Learn from case studies pulled from the latest headlines.
  • Maryville Virtual Lab: Complete coursework with the Maryville Virtual Lab, recognized by Apple for innovation.
  • Cybersecurity Center for Excellence: Gain hands-on experience providing cost-free cybersecurity services to a range of clients.

About Maryville University 

Maryville University provides access and opportunity to those who are brave enough to make their dreams a reality. Its high-quality, student-centered educational experience is practical and future-focused, benefiting from close partnerships with well-known businesses. Learners benefit from personalized, comprehensive support and accessible, experienced faculty who are also active industry practitioners.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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The online master’s in cybersecurity from Maryville combines in-demand technical skills and knowledge of vital business concepts with the opportunity to earn up to seven industry-relevant certifications such as: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (ECES), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Cloud Certified Security Professional (CCSP), and Splunk Core Certified Power User. The program explores topics like cloud security, mobile forensics, wireless network security, cryptography, pen testing, and more. It can also help your progression toward management or the C-suite.

The core curriculum includes six courses. In addition, learners select their own electives based on professional interests and career goals — or can choose between two areas of emphasis:

  • Technical: Focus on network security, mobile device hacking, and forensics and security log management.
  • Business/leadership: Explore cybersecurity auditing, data security and analysis, risk analysis and metrics, and cloud migration.
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The admission and enrollment process is straightforward and hassle-free with multiple start dates and guidance from a dedicated admission advisor. Maryville University requires no application fees or entrance exams, is transfer credit-friendly, and will request transcripts on your behalf. Most admission decisions are received in less than a week.

To complete an application, you will need to submit: 

  • Proof of completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a         minimum 3.0 GPA

  • A completed online application

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

  • 500-word personal statement

  • English proficiency scores may be required for some international students

Cybersecurity faculty

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As a Maryville online learner, you will learn from and collaborate with instructors who are invested in helping you excel in the classroom, in your career, and beyond.

The cybersecurity faculty know firsthand what the industry expects and demands. Their experience and background are varied, giving you the opportunity to learn from people who come from Fortune 500 backgrounds, high-tech firms, and even the FBI.

Frequently asked questions

Maryville’s online master’s degree in cybersecurity offers a holistic curriculum to equip cybersecurity professionals with a well-rounded skill set to aid career advancement in a variety of fields across all sectors — public, private, and nonprofit.

A master’s degree in cybersecurity can lead to a variety of career options such as security engineer, information security manager, or network architect. With enough experience, you can advance to chief information officer, the high-level executive who manages IT/IS departments and makes critical decisions about an organization’s information framework.

Yes. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). This means the program meets the ACBSP’s industry-specific standards for teaching excellence and quality student outcomes.

Additionally, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

This online cybersecurity program requires 30 graduate credit hours and can be completed in as few as 12 months. Learners with existing credits to transfer may be able to complete it sooner.

Certifications play a key role in the hiring of IT and cybersecurity professionals. That’s why Maryville’s online master’s in cybersecurity curriculum offers multiple industry-relevant certifications to help give you a competitive edge with hiring managers.

Learners who take courses from the Technical specialization can prepare to take the CEH, CCSP, ECES, and Splunk professional certification exams. Learners who select courses from the Business/Leadership specialization can prepare to take the Security+, CISA, and CySA+ professional certification exams. Certification exams are administered when you complete the corresponding courses, meaning no significant outside time commitment is required.

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