Master of Science

Cyber Security

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Goals and Course Topics

Understand Threats and Risk

TU’s master of science in cyber security is very different from other programs, which tend to concentrate primarily on the technical aspects of a cyber attack. Our approach to cyber security helps students assess threats and risk, understand the applicable legal and policy issues, as well as hone their technical skills. This means our master of science cyber security graduates can work effectively with a technical staff, but they can also recommend communicate with organizational leaders who don’t speak “binary.”  We help you understand not just what is happening during a cyber incident, but why — and what to do about it!

Your Master of Science Cyber Security Program

TU’s Master of Science Cyber Security program was created by industry experts and is designed around the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and three overall goals:

  • Identifying the knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks that are required to succeed in multiple work roles;
  • Using a common lexicon which will allow for a universal understanding throughout the cybersecurity discipline; and
  • Utilizing the results of an iterative proficiency analysis to determine refined expectations for workforce performance at different position levels.

These outcomes are sure to prepare MS cyber security students to meet the expectations of the workplace.

Rapidly Growing Profession

There is a significant shortage of cyber security professionals, and that shortage is only expected to increase in the next decade.

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in 2017 that information security jobs will increase 37% by 2022, which is three times the average growth rate for all other occupations.
  • The BLS also reports that the average annual salary for a cyber security analyst with an advanced degree is $95,510. This high average salary speaks to the shortage of qualified personnel in the field of cyber security.
  • Currently, according to, there are 313,735 job openings nationally and 7,361 openings in Ohio alone, with most requiring advanced degrees.


Online: Two terms per semester. Classes start in January, March, May, July, August and October.

If you enroll full-time, you can complete your 10-course degree in under one year.

44% of Master of Science Cyber Security students receive tuition discounts. Contact us today to learn more!

Master of Science in Cyber Security FAQ

What is cyber security?

Cyber security refers to the practice of defending computers, data, electronic systems, mobile devices, networks, servers and more from malicious threats and attacks. 

What is a master’s in cyber security?

A master’s in cyber security helps students understand and assess threats and risks, understand the applicable legal and policy issues as well as hone their technical skills.

What can I do with a degree in cyber security?

With a degree in cyber security, you will be qualified for a variety of career opportunities, including positions in the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Education, healthcare agencies, small and large businesses, tech firms and more.

Average degree completion for a full-time student
10 courses = 1 year

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At a Glance

  • 100% online degree program
  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits
  • Learn about our Military discount and FOP discount
  • 44% of MS Cyber Security students receive tuition discounts. Contact us today to learn more!

Sample Courses

Introduction to Cyber Security
Teaches the basic concepts and principles of information security, and the fundamental approaches to secure computers and networks. Some of the topics covered in this course are security basics, security management and risk assessment, software security, operating systems security, database security, cryptography algorithms and protocols, network authentication and secure network applications, malicious malware, network threats and defenses, web security, and privacy.

Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analysis
This course introduces students to fundamentals of cyber threat intelligence. This course will cover the processes of enabling organizations to gather valuable insights based on analysis of contextual and situational risks. This course will teach students to identify and assess the capabilities of cyber criminals.

Professional Fields

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • National Security Agency
  • Department of Energy
  • NASA
  • Department of Education
  • Healthcare Agencies
  • Contract Service Providers, such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Raytheon, and Boeing
  • Small Businesses
  • Large Tech Firms, including Google, Facebook, IBM, etc.
  • Surveillance industry

Find out what it takes to earn your

Master of Science in Cyber Security!