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:
Explain important principles and theories used throughout the field of cybersecurity.
Apply knowledge in the field of cybersecurity to analyze real world problems.
Effectively integrate knowledge of cybersecurity to propose solutions to real world problems.
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:
Mid-level employees seeking a leadership role within their company.
Workers looking to expand their cybersecurity knowledge to pursue a new career within IT.
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:
Protect the ever-expanding reach of computer systems.
Apply cybersecurity to information protection, terrorism, fraud, theft, intelligence/counterintelligence, digital forensics, pre-emptive and strategic force operation application situations.
Help organizations maintain business uptime, protect data and reduce cyber threats.
Classes focused on the future of cybersecurity
You must complete 36 hours to graduate with your MS in Cybersecurity.
Core Courses (21 hours)
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 Law and Policy
Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework
Cybersecurity Threat Detection
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:
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:
Webster is committed to your success, and you'll never be alone as you pursue your MS in Cybersecurity.
Enrollment coaches help you navigate the application, financial aid and enrollment process so you can start your classes with confidence.
Faculty members provide personalized support, thanks to Webster's intentionally small classes.
Tutors and other academic support staff can help you tackle particularly tough assignments and classes.
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