Every day, hackers and cyber criminals launch new, sophisticated computer viruses, malware, and scams that threaten the data our society relies on. Earning your master’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance will expand your arsenal to help you better protect our invaluable data, and it can increase your earning potential and opportunities for leadership and advancement as an IT professional.
Tuition per 6-month term
Resource and Program Fees, per term
TOTAL PER TERM
One-time application fee
$295 per-term fees include Resource Fee of $145 (covers all e-books and learning resources, saving you hundreds per term) and Program Fee of $150 (covers additional costs specific to this program).
The two EC-Council certifications you'll earn during this program are included in your tuition.
By charging per term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees.
- Secure Network Design
- Secure Software Design
- Security Policies and Standards - Best Practices
- Cyberlaw, Regulations, and Compliance
- Risk Management
- Disaster Recovery Planning, Prevention and Response
- Ethical Hacking
- Forensics and Network Intrusion
Students will be able to choose from three areas of emphasis, depending on personal and professional interests. Students will complete a capstone project that deals with a significant real-world business problem that further integrates the components of the degree. Capstone projects will require an oral defense before a committee of WGU faculty.
Since 2016, LinkedIn has seen an increase of 118% in mid-to-senior level cybersecurity job listings.—LinkedIn Cybersecurity Study, 201777%
Of the people who were promoted in the past two years, 77% of mid- to senior-level employees had traditional degrees.—LinkedIn Cybersecurity Study, 2017$95k
The median wage for information security professionals was $95,000 in 2017. Senior level professionals report salaries closer to $150,000.—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics