Learn to outsmart ruthless cyberattackers and protect organizations and individuals from today’s most dangerous threats.
From ransomware to phishing schemes, cyberattacks are one of the greatest hazards to information infrastructure in the digital age. Get the rigorous, real-world training you need to monitor, detect, and manage cyberthreats with Walden’s MS in Cybersecurity program. A cybersecurity master’s degree focuses on cybersecurity technology and its practical application in the context of business information and real-world problems.
Walden University is a member of the National CyberWatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies. The center is committed to leading collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.
Walden has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
In Walden’s MS in Cybersecurity program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in software engineering, big data analytics, and security risk management. Gain hands-on experience with industry-leading tools and their practical application in various settings and threat scenarios. Explore groundbreaking advances in cyber forensics, cybercrime prevention, and secure coding as you build the confidence to lead critical cybersecurity initiatives and cross-functional teams.
Graduates of Walden’s cybersecurity master’s online program will be prepared to:
From phishing schemes to cryptojacking, cybercrimes are rising at an alarming rate. Business and government organizations need more trained professionals to protect their networks and sensitive information from ruthless attackers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for information security analysts are expected to grow by 28% by 2026—much faster than average.2 The Center for Cyber Safety and Education projects a global shortage of 1.8 million information security workers by 2022.3
That’s good news for driven IT professionals like you. A master’s degree in cybersecurity from Walden can prepare you to meet the demand for skilled talent and lead large-scale information security initiatives. Forge ahead at your organization or seize new opportunities to move your career forward.
An online cybersecurity master’s degree from Walden can position you for a number of career roles, including:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online master’s in cybersecurity degree program.
An MS in Cybersecurity could potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for information security analysts was $98,350 in May 2018, with median salaries in the top industries ranging from $94,120 to $102,620.2
1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fastest Growing Occupations. National long-term job growth projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts. Pay and Job Outlook. National long-term projections and salary estimates may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth or salaries, and are subject to change.
3Source: Center for Cyber Safety and Education. 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study.
The MS in Cybersecurity program is not currently eligible for federal financial aid. Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer this program with federal financial aid, but at this time we cannot provide a general time frame on when any decision will be rendered.
Even though Walden University is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Education, individuals can still fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) for the program. Walden will collect and hold all paperwork that is received until such time as we receive a decision from the U.S. Department of Education. Federal program approval is separate from individual federal financial aid eligibility. In order for a student to receive federal financial aid when a program is approved by the U.S. Department of Education, a student must meet all other federal financial aid eligibility requirements as defined in the Walden University Financial Aid Terms and Conditions and Walden University Student Handbook.