Master of Science Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Western Governors University

Earn your cybersecurity master’s degree online—and pick up industry certs along the way.

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.

WGU’s online Master of Science Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree program is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and was designed with input from cybersecurity experts and leading IT employers to meet the most recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Security Agency (NSA) guidelines.

In addition to earning your master's degree, as you complete the coursework for this program you will earn the following certifications—exam costs covered by your low, flat tuition and fees: 

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker 

EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Earning these certs on the way to your master's gives your résumé an immediate boost as soon as you've earned them, even before you complete your degree. 

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