MS in Cybersecurity

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Advance your career with a fully online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity that prepares you to protect an organization’s cyber assets. Learn the techniques and knowledge to prevent, detect, counter, and recover from cyber incidents.

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.

A cybersecurity expert knows that the most complex challenges can’t be solved by in a vacuum. In Excelsior’s unique set of core courses, you’ll work on interactive projects with your fellow students from across our programs and disciplines to begin your graduate education building connections and expanding your worldview in a suite of two courses on ethical leadership and strategic talent management. These courses gives focus to a set of soft skills that are crucial in the growth and longevity of a cybersecurity professional.

By the end of the program, you’ll know how to apply your knowledge of cybersecurity in the workplace, and understand the implications of legal issues related cybersecurity, whether you work for a government agency, nonprofit organization, or private sector business.

Course Information

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Strategic Talent Management
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Network and Communication Security
  • Legal and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity
  • Information Assurance
  • Master’s in Cybersecurity Capstone: 3 Credits

Concentrations (Choose One): 9 Credits


Choose from 9 credits worth of approved technical electives to customize the concentration to your career goals.

Information Assurance

Designed as a specialization for an individual who desires to be hands on while combating cybersecurity threats, the information assurance concentration prepares students for roles on the front line of defense. Required courses include:

  • Software and Application Security
  • Cyber Attacks and Defense
  • Digital Forensics and Investigations

Ask an Excelsior Advisor

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

Bernard C. Austin II
Associate Director of Partnership Development

Mobile: 518-227-1225
Email: [email protected]


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.

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