MS in Cybersecurity

Be in high demand with a Cybersecurity degree

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Online and On-Campus
2 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit Hour
Credit Hours Required

Prepare to succeed in a growing field

Expand upon your IT background at Webster University. Through our MS in Cybersecurity, you’ll gain both classroom knowledge and professional experience to succeed in high-demand positions in both the public and private sectors, protecting the expanding, global reach of computer systems. Learn from faculty experts. Gain hands-on experience in our Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Laboratory. Position yourself as a cybersecurity leader and graduate ready to:

Meet the global reach of computer systems

Educating the next generation of cybersecurity leaders

Every industry needs cybersecurity professionals—from government agencies to healthcare organizations—and with Webster’s MS in Cybersecurity, you’ll be ready to meet the call and advance your career. Our program is ideal for:

Take your IT career beyond hardware, software and networks

With Webster’s MS in Cybersecurity, you’ll expand your cybersecurity knowledge and learn critical thinking skills related to domestic and international legal systems, private and public policies and ethics. Graduate ready to:

Classes focused on the future of cybersecurity

You must complete 36 hours to graduate with your MS in Cybersecurity.

Core Courses (21 hours)
  • Cybersecurity Communications
  • Cybersecurity Infrastructures
  • Cybersecurity Intelligence/Counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity Strategic Operations
  • Encryption Methods and Techniques
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Practical Research in Cybersecurity

Elective Courses (15 hours)

Select four elective courses (12 hours) chosen from the following:

  • Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity**
  • Cybersecurity in Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity Forensics
  • Cybersecurity Internship
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework
  • Cybersecurity Threat Detection
  • Pre-emptive Deterrence
  • Social Engineering Use and Protection of Space Assets

**A maximum of one CSSS 5990 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity courses may be counted toward the 36 required credit hours.

Designed to fit your life

Combine online and on-campus learning to earn your MS in Cybersecurity on your schedule. Classes for this program are available at the following campuses:

Explore Your Options

Get ready for unlimited career potential

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of cybersecurity occupations is projected to grow at least 33% from 2020 to 2030. Graduate with your MS in Cybersecurity prepared for positions like:

Computer and Information Systems Manager


Average annual salary (National, May 2020)

Computer Network Architects


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Information Security Analysts


Average annual salary (National, 2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

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Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MS in Cybersecurity.

An education nationally recognized for quality

Earn your MS in Cybersecurity from Webster, a private, non-profit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and ranked #16 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list in the Midwest Regional University category.

Learn from experts

Work alongside faculty with professional experience in cybersecurity infrastructure, digital forensics, cyberterrorism and counterintelligence. Our professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities.

Hear from one of our recent graduates

I would absolutely recommend Webster University in a heartbeat. The amount of support and the quality of the instruction I received was fantastic, and really helped me prepare for the job I have now – even before I knew about where I would end up.

- Captain Kasie Valenti
MA in Management & Leadership, 2015