Master of Science in Cybersecurity Online
Accelerate your career in the high-growth and high-paying field of cybersecurity.
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Meet the growing demand for skilled cyber professionals who can protect and defend against real-world digital threats. Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity online program offers you the latest defenses against cybercriminals—whether they are stealing identities, high-jacking organization-wide digital resources or leaking sensitive data, our graduate-level cybersecurity classes online will prepare you to intercept data breaches before it is too late.
Strategically designed to protect data from all angles, the online cybersecurity degree curriculum emphasizes both offensive and defensive security measures—preparing you to anticipate cyber attacks and arming you with the software, tools and resources to counterattack. As part of the coursework, you will learn the most in-demand skills, including: cyber defense, cybersecurity threat and risk evaluation, digital forensics, disaster recovery, identity management, incident response, network detection and response, penetration testing , systems architecture and so much more.
Our expert faculty, who hold advanced degrees and industry certifications in the cybersecurity field, will teach you how to overcome real-world digital threats and how to rise as an industry leader who is qualified for even the most high-stakes security jobs. You can choose the thesis-based track if you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate studies—or the project-based track if you aspire to work in leading data protection roles immediately after graduating from the online master’s in cybersecurity program.
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Graduates of the online master's in cybersecurity will learn to:
- Design, implement and evaluate computing-based solutions for cybersecurity purposes
- Develop and implement cryptography for information systems
- Engage in state-of-the-art research activities
- Analyze complex cybersecurity problems and apply security principles that offer solutions
- Understand and implement advanced security to networks and software
- Analyze and evaluate operating systems to detect risks and threats
- Rise to professional responsibilities, including making informed decisions in cybersecurity practices that adhere to legal and ethical principles
- Systems Analyst
- Network Engineer
- Information Security Manager
- Information Security Engineer
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic fields in the world today, generating thousands of open positions and not enough qualified professionals to fill them. EMU’s cybersecurity master’s degree online program helps meet the demand by graduating highly skilled cybersecurity professionals.
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Tuition and Fees
Choosing our online program is cost-effective
The Master of Science in Cybersecurity online tuition is the same affordable, pay–by–the–course rate for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may also be available for eligible students.
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Cost of tuition does not include any additional applicable course fees, standard textbook fees or course materials.
Federal Financial Aid
If you would like to be considered for financial aid at Eastern Michigan University, you will need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Federal School Code for Eastern Michigan University is 002259.
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The M.S. in Cybersecurity online program features accelerated 7.5-week courses and six start dates a year. View the full calendar to find the best start date for you, along with corresponding deadlines for submitting your application and paying tuition.
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**Please refer to the Student Business Services website for detailed information regarding payment due dates
***Payment due date is based upon the specific date registered, please visit https://www.emich.edu/sbs/ for more information
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See the qualifications for our online M.S. in Cybersecurity program
The M.S. in Cybersecurity online program admission process is streamlined to help you get started right away.
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- No prior cybersecurity experience is required
- No GMAT is required
Master of Science in Cybersecurity Online Admission Requirements
Applicants are reviewed on an individual basis to offer you a seamless and customized experience. While applicants are not required to have prior experience in cybersecurity, many do. If you do not have prior experience, EMU will work with you to ensure your success by offering five leveling courses to fully prepare you for the rigor of the cybersecurity program. These courses may be taken at other institutions, but we prefer you take them at EMU; they may be taken concurrently with the rest of the courses in the cybersecurity master's program.
If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:Office of Admissions
Eastern Michigan University
P.O. Box 970
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Documentation can be sent via email to: [email protected].
Have a question? Call us at 844-351-9389.
View the degree plan for our online M.S. in Cybersecurity program
To earn the Master of Science in Cybersecurity online, you must complete 30 credit hours. For the thesis track, this includes 6 core courses, 2 elective courses and 2 capstone courses; the project track includes 6 core courses, 3 elective courses and 1 capstone course
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