Western Governors University

M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Format: Online

Program Description:

WGU’s online Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (MSCSIA) prepares students to lead the charge against hackers, viruses, and other cyber threats. The MSCSIA program is designed in collaboration with cybersecurity experts to meet the most recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) guidelines. Curriculum focuses on network design and management, risk management, security policies and standards, forensics and network intrusion, cyberlaw, disaster recovery, and hacking, and incorporates two EC-Council certifications. Graduates of the MSCSIA program will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and certifications necessary for a successful career as a cybersecurity leader in the public or private sectors.

WGU offers low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. Our online programs deliver unparalleled flexibility, allowing students to complete coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedules. Students also benefit from our competency-based learning model, which lets them complete most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation and beyond.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

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