Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity MS Degree Online

Are you looking to make a difference in the world of cybersecurity? If so, Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity may be the right choice for you. This 34-credit program, which typically takes 18 months to complete, focuses on the managerial side of cybersecurity and is informed by aspects of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity teaches you to become knowledgeable in global cybersecurity by preparing you to handle security risks facing corporate institutions, as well as government and military entities.

Enhance Your Learning With an Online Master’s Degree in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

With over 85,500 online students,1 GCU specializes in online learning and strives to provide you with quality education that fits your life stage and schedule. GCU works with online students to ensure that they’re offered a flexible education with affordable payment options and a plethora of useful resources. By doing this, GCU allows you to take control of your schedule, finances, education and future.

What You’ll Learn in the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Master’s Program

Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty who share extensive cybersecurity knowledge and experience. Through their hands-on learning practices, you are taught to analyze and evaluate risk assessment methods, compare aspects of cybersecurity at the federal, state and international level, do in-depth evaluations to access a network’s security and effectively secure data. Courses include an introductory course for graduate students in the Colangelo College of Business, as well as courses in cyber warfare and applications, enterprise security infrastructure design, policy management for security solutions and more. In this online master’s program, you must also complete a capstone course focused on cybersecurity leadership.

Featured Areas of Study in the MS Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Degree Program

    Information security
    Risk management
    Corporate and government data breaches
    Consumer theft

    Development and management of information security practices
    Incident management and recovery

Explore Your Career Options in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Graduates who have earned their master’s in information assurance and cybersecurity can be prepared to defend various institutions against large-scale cyberattacks and ensure that data is stored securely. Additionally, you will be taught to handle large-scale security risks or breaches.

After graduation, you may move on to pursue important roles in a corporate, government or military setting in the cybersecurity industry, such as the following:

    Computer and information systems manager
    Data scientist
    Information security analyst
    Software quality assurance analyst and tester
    Computer systems analyst

1 Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2022 and does not include students in a cohort program.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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