Cybersecurity - Online Master's Degree
Experts in cybersecurity are among the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector, with demand for workers in that field outpacing other IT jobs by a wide margin, according to a 2013 CIO magazine article entitled, "Cybersecurity Pros in High Demand, Highly Paid and Highly Selective."
Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?
Are information security careers and careers in cybersecurity good choices in the job market? The answer is yes, according to recent jobs data. Learn more.
An Online Master's Degree Designed to Develop Cybersecurity Expertise
The master's in Cybersecurity from Virginia College is an online degree program designed to provide you with an in-depth study in IT infrastructure security. You will be exposed to and challenged by the most popular aspects of computer security, including cyber-law, cyber-terrorism, forensics, hardening the operating system, viral activity, and compliancy issues.
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for employment positions involving the security management of a LAN, WLAN, and WAN environments, including our own nation's informational infrastructure.
A Hands-on Information Security Degree
As part of this exciting program, you will be presented with various simulations and projects to examine the overall security administration and computer forensics of network security in fields such as information security, network administration and firewall management. The program provides a strong foundation in:
- Intrusion detection
- Firewall devices
Additional areas of study include hardening among various operating systems, simulated and real-life experience through VPN connections and security measures applied to perimeter network devices.
Advanced Cybersecurity Course Online
Online, masters-level learning is a smart choice for people who are active military, have to work full time, have varying work hours and/or have a demanding family life. Your courses in this online masters in cybersecurity degree program can be accessed using a smartphone, tablet or laptop — anywhere there's an Internet signal.
(If you are interested in network engineering or network management careers but do not yet have a bachelor's-level degree, take a look at our associate's degree in Network Engineering or our bachelor's degree in Network Management program.)
Get Started Today.
Get the advanced and in-depth study of cybersecurity that only a master's degree can offer. Get more information about the online master's in Cybersecurity at Virginia College by completing the Request More Information form now.
Why get an online degree from Virginia College?
Virginia College's flexible online associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs allow you to do school work when you have time — and wherever there is an Internet connection. Our programs meet the needs of people who are busy balancing work, family, military or other obligations. In addition to flexibility and convenience, we offer:
- The most direct path to your new career
- Career placement assistance
- No hidden fees
- Personalized service centered around you
- Instructors with real-world experience
How to pay for your online degree
One of the first questions many of our prospective online students ask is, "How will I pay for college?" The Financial Planning department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants and student loans are available to those who qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions.
To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with a financial planning associate.
Get started with your online degree
Want to get a degree through Virginia College Online Programs? Here are a few simple steps to help you get started:
- Explore our list of available online degree programs.
- Fill out our Request More Information form or give us a call at (888) 827-7770 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist.
- Ready to enroll? Create a new student account online. The account is free, and it is the starting point for the application process.
Learn more about our application process on our Admissions page.
Earn Your Online Master's Degree in Cybersecurity
NOTE: Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.