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Online M.S. in Cyber Security

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RANKED NO. 23 NATIONALLY BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR CYBERSECURITY ACADEMICS

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EARN A 100% ONLINE DEGREE IN JUST 20 MONTHS WHILE WORKING FULL TIME

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RECOGNIZED BY THE NSA AND DHS AS A CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND CYBER DEFENSE EDUCATION

New Threats Arise. We Stay Prepared.

Cybersecurity risks are more prevalent than ever before, and they threaten every sector of our society — from energy grids and transportation infrastructure to personal identity and information theft. At The University of Tulsa, we’ve pioneered cybersecurity education since 2001, preparing competent leaders who have the cutting-edge skills to thwart cyber attacks and protect what matters most.

With no prior IT experience required, our Online M.S. in Cyber Security offers both technical and leadership tracks that teach cybersecurity fundamentals alongside hands-on projects. The degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to adapt to new tools and technologies as they emerge — ensuring that your degree continues to serve you long after graduation.

In just 20 months, you can graduate ready to safeguard your organization and society at large. Start your journey at TU today.

Why Choose The University of Tulsa Online?

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Abet-accredited

The Online M.S. in Cyber Security is accredited by ABET — the world’s leading accreditation body in the disciplines of applied science, computing, and engineering.

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Certification Preparation

Coursework prepares you for certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP/PEN-200), and CompTIA Security+/PenTest+.

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Interdisciplinary Faculty

Our field-experienced faculty members possess a wide range of expertise in areas such as fintech, blockchain, and ethics, helping to produce versatile graduates.

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Immersive Learning

Through virtual labs, hands-on activities, and project-based assignments, you’ll learn the technical and managerial skills to be a confident, well-rounded leader in cybersecurity.

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Learn to Future-Proof Cyber Infrastructure

As part of our commitment to be a leader in cyber education since 2001, dedicated instructional designers regularly update the Online M.S. in Cyber Security curriculum in response to industry developments — even on a week-to-week basis. During your time in the 30-credit program, you’ll learn to:

  • Develop, manage, and improve cybersecurity programs in a variety of organizations
  • Build policies and frameworks that respond to shifting threats
  • Understand cryptography concepts and how to apply them
  • Conduct penetration testing measures that minimize the risk of breaches

Careers With an M.S. In Cyber Security

According to data from CyberSeek, there are more than 750,000 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S. alone — with many of those positions requiring advanced, master’s-level competencies. Upon graduation from our program, you’ll be well positioned for roles such as*:

DIRECTOR OF CYBERSECURITY

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $173,887

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $173,130

SECURITY ARCHITECT

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $134,438

CYBER SECURITY ENGINEER

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $100,131

INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $97,905

PENETRATION TESTER

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY: $90,766

*Salary statistics according to Payscale

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"WE TRAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO CAN WALK INTO ANY ORGANIZATION, UNDERSTAND ITS POLICIES AND FRAMEWORKS, AND IDENTIFY HOW TO IMPROVE THEM. WE AREN’T TRAINING PEOPLE TO BE BUTTON-PUSHERS. CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS NEED THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ADAPT TO NEW TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES."
DR. SAL AURIGEMMA, PHD
Faculty Director of the M.S. in Cyber Security Program

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