Master’s Programs in Cybersecurity

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The EPCE-sponsored online graduate certificates and programs in cybersecurity through Excelsior University are designed to help you move to the front of the pack in cybersecurity and provide advanced expertise you can use immediately in your job. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Excelsior University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The MS in Cybersecurity curriculum focuses on data communication, ethics, legal and compliance issues, operational process, ethical hacking, software security, project management and risk management, and defensive technologies.

Course Information

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Communications
  • Change Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategy and Policy Capstone

Cybersecurity Management Concentration (9 credit hours)

  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • IT Risk Analysis and Management
  • Information Assurance

The Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity consists of the following requirements. (30 credit hours)

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Communication Security
  • Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Information Assurance
  • Leadership and Communication in Cybersecurity
  • Project Management
  • Cybersecurity Capstone

The MBA in Cybersecurity Management consists of the following requirements:

Foundation Requirements (0 to 15 credit hours, waivable)

  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis
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Get Maximum Credit For Prior Learning

Credit for what you already know = lower cost and a shorter path to graduation. Receive credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments, from courses and college-level exams to professional and military training, health care credentials, and industry certifications. Learn More

Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program

Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits. This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed. This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.


Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Excelsior University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. EPCE sponsored technology programs are also ABET accredited. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and  offered 24/7.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can get started in January, March, May, June, August and October. See program course schedules here.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments using Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Explore your options with the Excelsior advisor. Excelsior University awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you’ve successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.

Visit the tuition page here. If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses qualify for your company tuition assistance program.

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 3 weeks.

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 Have questions about earning your degree?
Get in touch with Excelsior’s program advisor.

Jane Kelley, Partnership Manager

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