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MS in Cybersecurity

Launch your future as a cybersecurity professional and become a protector of your organization.

Phishing schemes. Macro viruses. Spyware. These are some of the greatest threats of the digital age—and the world needs cybersecurity experts like never before.

Walden’s MS in Cybersecurity program prepares you for advancement in one of the fastest-growing fields in the U.S.1 Get the hands-on training, practice, and confidence you need to lead cybersecurity initiatives in 2020 and beyond.

  • Dive headfirst into realistic cybersecurity situations and challenges through threat simulations, proactive secure coding, and ethical hacking exercises.

  • Gain job-ready skills through courses developed with input from today’s IT employers.

  • Learn from expert faculty who bring the curriculum to life with firsthand industry insights and expertise.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: September 6, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 15 credits

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More about our MS in Cybersecurity

A global shortage of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers is expected by 2022.2 Rise to the challenge with a master’s in cybersecurity from Walden. This degree can open doors to new opportunities or to advancement in your current organization, with potential career roles including:*

  • Security analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity engineer
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

To be considered for this master's program, you must have a bachelor's degree in cyber security, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent subject and meet the general admission requirements. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language is highly recommended but not required. All applicants must submit a completed online application, resume and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

Your enrollment specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Cybersecurity at Walden?

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"Walden University has many support services in place to help you be successful. It has a comprehensive writing center, seminars to help you search the library, and you can instantly speak with someone if you need help or assistance with any issue."

Benjamin Perez | Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) Student

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.

1. Source: 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.

2. Source: Center for Cyber Safety and Education, 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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