• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Discover an exceptional Master's degree program that extends mastery in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. At WGU, a renowned and accredited online university, you have the opportunity to enroll in our program on a monthly basis, offering unparalleled flexibility to accommodate your schedule. What sets our program apart is our competency-based approach, allowing you to progress at your own pace and potentially complete your degree in under two years.

Our M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is meticulously designed to equip IT professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to advance in their careers. This program prepares security professionals to safeguard organizations' operations in cyberspace and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. The comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including secure network design, cyber defense, penetration testing, cloud security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), software design, enterprise architecture, information security programs, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). By immersing yourself in these areas, you will gain expertise in the latest technologies and best practices, enabling you to effectively protect your organization's assets and manage operations in today's digital landscape.

Furthermore, our program aligns with industry-leading standards, including the NICE Framework, NSA Center of Academic Excellence guidelines, CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), and government initiatives. This industry alignment ensures that you receive an education of the highest caliber, recognized and valued by employers. Additionally, we offer nationally recognized certifications that are highly sought-after in the cybersecurity industry. These certifications are included in the cost of tuition, providing you with a valuable advantage while saving you both time and money. Enhance your employability prospects with these industry-recognized credentials. WGU offers multiple scholarships to remove barriers to access for many students.

Choose WGU for an exceptional educational experience that offers flexibility, an industry-aligned curriculum, and the opportunity to expedite your degree. Our program will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving fields of IT and cybersecurity. Join our university and embark on a path towards a successful and fulfilling career.

Learning Objectives

1. The graduate develops cybersecurity strategies to protect an organization's operations by preventing, detecting, and counteracting cyberattacks.
2. The graduate develops information assurance plans to provide business continuity by protecting data through prevention, response and disaster recovery.
3. The graduate integrates new and emerging cybersecurity technologies to protect an organization's operations and its data.
4. The graduate applies relevant cyberlaws, security policies and standards to plan and implement organization-wide security and assurance initiatives.
5. The graduate applies advanced networking concepts, devices and strategies to provide superior network connectivity to organizations.
6. The graduate creates technical communication documents that meet the expectation and standards of the industry.

Framework Connections

  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Risk Management
  • Network Services
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management