Online Master's Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


Cybersecurity is a critical need in today's information-driven world. You can become a leader in the field with an online Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Excelsior College.

Designed for working adults who need to balance graduate education with job and family commitments, Excelsior's online cybersecurity master's program offers superior convenience and flexibility. You'll complete the degree quickly and affordably, while gaining specialized cybersecurity skills that boost your job performance and earning potential.

A national leader in adult education since 1971, Excelsior offers:

  • Online cybersecurity classes that fit into your schedule whenever convenient for you.
  • Generous transfer policies that can reduce your course load, so you'll graduate in less time.
  • Affordable tuition and budget-friendly payment plans. (How much will it cost? Get the hard numbers here.)
  • Top-quality instruction from cybersecurity industry leaders.

A Cybersecurity Master's Degree Pays Big Career Dividends

As a nonprofit, accredited college, Excelsior upholds high academic standards. We developed our cybersecurity master's degree program in conjunction with industry leaders, and all course materials are constantly reviewed and revised to ensure they reflect the most current best practices.

You'll work with accomplished professors who have years of cybersecurity experience, gaining practical expertise in areas such as:

  • IT risk assessment
  • Information assurance
  • Communication security
  • Project management
  • Digital crime and cyber attacks
  • Ethical and legal issues in cybersecurity

Demand for cybersecurity leaders exists in nearly every industry, including government, so a cybersecurity master's degree can provide a huge boost to your career and income potential.

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program requires a minimum of 30 graduate-level credits, with nine required courses. Students in this program are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 9 approved, graduate-level credits, with a minimum of 21 credits to be taken directly at Excelsior College. Students might need to take additional course(s) if they do not have the appropriate prerequisites to complete the program. See the credit requirements in chart form.

The student who graduates with an Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity will be able to:

  1. Continuously monitor, maintain, and enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets through effective industry accepted information management and risk management techniques.
  2. Implement an Incident Response team that legally, ethically, and efficiently respond to cyber incidents.
  3. Detect, analyze and respond to cyber attacks on networks and computer systems.
  4. Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of existing and proposed information systems.
  5. Develop and implement organizational cybersecurity policies and procedures
  6. Utilize the best sources of information available related to cyber security issues, threats, and recovery.

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