2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 4/3/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 4/3/2020

With tuition rates under $10,000 per year, these 24 colleges offer the most affordable online master's in cyber security programs. At #1, Middle Georgia State University offers an online MS in Information Technology - Cyber Security & Digital Forensics for only here, and the cost per credit, which is $255.00, and found here">$3,825 per year. Ranked #2, Fort Hays State University offers an annual tuition rate of just here, and the cost per credit, which is $287.75, and found here">$4,316 for its Master of Professional Studies - Cyber Security. Classes for this program include Advanced Routing, Foundations of Information Systems Security, and Fundamentals of Network Security.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Middle Georgia State University $3,825
# 2 #2 Fort Hays State University $4,316
# 3 #3 Columbus State University $4,515
# 4 #4 Eastern Illinois University $4,904
# 5 #5 Georgia Institute of Technology $4,960
# 6 #6 Missouri State University $5,100
# 7 #7 University of the Potomac $6,412
# 8 #8 Southern Arkansas University $6,600
# 9 #9 Strayer University $6,640
# 10 #10 American Public University System $7,000
# 11 #11 Western Governors University $7,380
# 12 #12 Tiffin University $7,875
# 13 #13 PennWest California $7,890
# 14 #14 Southern Utah University $7,943
# 15 #15 Arizona State University $8,512
# 16 #16 Wilmington University $8,784
# 17 #17 Old Dominion University $8,925
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) Colorado State University Global $9,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) John Brown University $9,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) Touro University Worldwide $9,000
# 21 #21 Mississippi College $9,375
# 22 #22 Saint Louis University-Main Campus $9,480
# 23 #23 Excelsior College $9,675
# 24 #24 Regent University Online $9,750
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 23%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,852
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 268
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

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  • Phone #: (478) 471-2700
  • Example Classes: Digital Forensics, Disaster Recovery, Planning, and Response, Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MS in Information Technology - Cybersecurity and Forensic
    #2
    #2
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    Annual Tuition: $4,316
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 43%
    • Acceptance Rate: 89%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (785) 628-4000
  • Example Classes: Advanced Routing, Foundations of Information Systems Security (CISSP Prep), Fundamentals of Network Security (CCNA Security Prep), Graduate Professional Topics in Informatics: Information Systems Forensics, Graduate Professional Topics: Penetration Testing

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Professional Studies - Cybersecurity
    #3
    #3
    Annual Tuition: $4,515
    Annual Tuition: $4,515
    Annual Tuition: $4,515
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
    • Graduation Rate: 38%
    • Acceptance Rate: 53%
    • Average SATs: 860 -1100
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 674
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 786
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (706) 507-8800
  • Example Classes: Cloud Computing Security, Cybersecurity Investigations and Crisis Management, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Enterprise Information Security, Global Cybersecurity, Human Aspects of Cybersecurity

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Applied Computer Science - Concentration in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management
    #4
    #4

    Eastern Illinois University

    Charleston (IL)
    Annual Tuition: $4,904
    Annual Tuition: $4,904
    Annual Tuition: $4,904
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 53%
    • Acceptance Rate: 52%
    • Average SATs: 940 -1130
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (217) 581-5000
  • Example Classes: Biometric Security, Database Security and Reliability, Ethical Hacking and Network Defense, Facilities Security, Networking and Advanced Data Communications

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Business Administration - Applied Management and Master of Science in Cybersecurity (Dual)
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    #5
    #5
    Annual Tuition: $4,960
    Annual Tuition: $4,960
    Annual Tuition: $4,960
    • Online Degrees: 4
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 69%
    • Graduation Rate: 90%
    • Acceptance Rate: 23%
    • Average SATs: 1300 -1510
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 474
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 12,827
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (404) 894-2000
  • Example Classes: Challenge of Terrorism in Democratic Societies, Computational Aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Analysis and Security, Malware Analysis and Defense, Privacy, Technology, Policy and Law, Software Vulnerabilities and Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Concentration in Cyber-Physical Systems Track
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Concentration in Information Security Track
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Concentration in Policy Track
    #6
    #6

    Missouri State University

    Springfield (MO)
    Annual Tuition: $5,100
    Annual Tuition: $5,100
    Annual Tuition: $5,100
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
    • Graduation Rate: 56%
    • Acceptance Rate: 84%
    • Average SATs: 1040 -1240
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,048
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,332
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000
  • Example Classes: Ethical Hacking and Incident Response, I.T. Legal Issues in Cybersecurity, Telecommunications and Network Security, Web Application Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    #7
    #7

    University of the Potomac

    Multiple Locations
    Annual Tuition: $6,412
    Annual Tuition: $6,412
    Annual Tuition: $6,412
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 31%
    • Graduation Rate: 80%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 56
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 42
    • School Type: For-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE

    Example Classes: Capstone-Cyber Warfare, Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime, Cyber Law and Policy, Hacking Methodology

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Computer Science - Cybersecurity
    • Master of Science in Information Technology - Cybersecurity
    #8
    #8
    Annual Tuition: $6,600
    Annual Tuition: $6,600
    Annual Tuition: $6,600
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
    • Graduation Rate: 44%
    • Acceptance Rate: 69%
    • Average SATs: 966 -1168
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 371
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 634
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (870) 235-4000
  • Example Classes: Applied Cryptography, Privacy Compliant Systems Design, Traceable Systems and Computer Forensics, Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment, Wireless and Mobile Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - Cyber Security and Privacy
    #9
    #9

    Strayer University

    Nationwide
    Annual Tuition: $6,640
    Annual Tuition: $6,640
    Annual Tuition: $6,640
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
    • Graduation Rate: 27%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
    • School Type: For-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE

    Example Classes: Advanced Network Security Design, Cybercrime Techniques & Response, IT Risk Management, Security Access and Control Strategies, Web Application Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance
    • Master of Science in Information Systems - Computer Security Management
    #10
    #10
    Annual Tuition: $7,000
    Annual Tuition: $7,000
    Annual Tuition: $7,000
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 40%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
    • School Type: For-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268
  • Example Classes: Emergency Management Perspectives on Cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Business Administration - Concentration in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Public Policy - Concentration in Cybersecurity Policy
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Studies
    #11
    #11

    Western Governors University

    Salt Lake City (UT)
    Annual Tuition: $7,380
    Annual Tuition: $7,380
    Annual Tuition: $7,380
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
    • Graduation Rate: 21%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 98,630
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 37,509
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NWCCU
  • Phone #: (801) 274-3280
  • Example Classes: Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering, Cybersecurity Management II - Tactical, Ethical Hacking, Forensics and Network Intrusion, Secure Network Design, Secure Software Design

    Online Master's Degrees

    • M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    #12
    #12

    Tiffin University

    Tiffin (OH)
    Annual Tuition: $7,875
    Annual Tuition: $7,875
    Annual Tuition: $7,875
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 39%
    • Acceptance Rate: 69%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 420
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 613
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 968-6446
  • Example Classes: Cyber Investigations and Incident Management, Cyber Resilience, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysis, Executive Cyber Leadership, Global Cyber Operations, Law and Ethics in Cyber Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cyber Security
    #13
    #13

    PennWest California

    California (PA)
    Annual Tuition: $7,890
    Annual Tuition: $7,890
    Annual Tuition: $7,890
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
    • Graduation Rate: 50%
    • Acceptance Rate: 96%
    • Average SATs: 910 -1100
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,141
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,592
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE
  • Phone #: (724) 938-4400
  • Example Classes: Applied Cryptography, Biometrics, Cybersecurity Risk Management & Assessment, Wireless Networks and Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Professional Science Master's in Cybersecurity
    #14
    #14

    Southern Utah University

    Cedar City (UT)
    Annual Tuition: $7,943
    Annual Tuition: $7,943
    Annual Tuition: $7,943
    • Online Degrees: 9
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
    • Graduation Rate: 44%
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 730
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 497
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">NWCCU
  • Phone #: (435) 586-7700
  • Example Classes: Advanced Persistent Threats, Compliance & Cybersecurity, Cyber Law & Investigations, Cyber Operations, Network & Internet Forensics, Security DevOps

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Cyber Operations (Capstone)
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Cyber Operations (Non-Capstone or Thesis)
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Cyber Operations (Thesis)
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Information Assurance (Capstone)
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Information Assurance (Non-Capstone or Thesis)
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance - Information Assurance (Thesis)
    #15
    #15

    Arizona State University

    Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
    Annual Tuition: $8,512
    Annual Tuition: $8,512
    Annual Tuition: $8,512
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
    • Graduation Rate: 54%
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC

    Example Classes: Advanced Computer Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Distributed and Multiprocessor Operating Systems, Software Verification, Validation, and Testing

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Cybersecurity Policy and Management
    • Master of Arts in Global Security - Concentration in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Computer Science - Concentration in Cybersecurity
    #16
    #16

    Wilmington University

    New Castle (DE)
    Annual Tuition: $8,784
    Annual Tuition: $8,784
    Annual Tuition: $8,784
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
    • Graduation Rate: 21%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,064
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,291
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE
  • Phone #: (877) 967-5464
  • Example Classes: IDS and IPS, Incident Handling and Response, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, Legal Aspects and Policy of Homeland Security, SCADA Risk Management and Auditing, Sociology of Terrorism

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MS in Cybersecurity
    • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Terrorism
    • MS in Cybersecurity - SCADA Cybersecurity
    #17
    #17
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    Annual Tuition: $8,925
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
    • Graduation Rate: 51%
    • Acceptance Rate: 86%
    • Average SATs: 980 -1180
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,948
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,206
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 683-3000
  • Example Classes: Advanced Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing, Cyber Defense Fundamentals, Cyber Physical System Security, Information Technology Assurance Services, Mobile and Wireless Security, Threat Modeling and Risk Analysis

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    #18
    #18

    Colorado State University Global

    Greenwood Village (CO)
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Graduation Rate: 64%
    • Average SATs: 950 -1140
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 920-6723
  • Example Classes: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Cyber Security Defense and Countermeasures, Emerging Cyber Security Technology, Threats, and Defense, Enterprise Cyber Security, Ethical Considerations in Managing Information Technology, Managing Virtualized and Cloud Systems

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Information Technology Management - Specialization in Cyber Security
    • Master of Science in Data Analytics - Specialization in Cyber Security
    #18
    #18

    John Brown University

    Siloam Springs (AR)
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
    • Graduation Rate: 72%
    • Acceptance Rate: 76%
    • Average SATs: 1060 -1260
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 207
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 244
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 524-9500
  • Example Classes: Block Chain Fundamentals, Ethical Hacking, Information Technology Risk Management, Malware Analysis, Web Application Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MBA in Cybersecurity
    • MS in Cybersecurity
    #18
    #18

    Touro University Worldwide

    Los Angeles (CA)
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    Annual Tuition: $9,000
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
    • Graduation Rate: 100%
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800
  • Example Classes: Compliance & Legal Issues, Foundations of Cybersecurity Management, Foundations of Data Protection

    Online Master's Degrees

    • MBA - Cybersecurity Management
    #21
    #21

    Mississippi College

    Clinton (MS)
    Annual Tuition: $9,375
    Annual Tuition: $9,375
    Annual Tuition: $9,375
    • Online Degrees: 1
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
    • Graduation Rate: 57%
    • Acceptance Rate: 39%
    • Average SATs: 1060 -1230
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 193
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 592
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 925-3000
  • Example Classes: Computer & Network Forensics, Cryptography & Network Security, Development, Assessment, & Implementation of Information Security, Ethics & Law in Information Security, Wireless, Mobile, & Cloud Computing

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    #22
    #22
    Annual Tuition: $9,480
    Annual Tuition: $9,480
    Annual Tuition: $9,480
    • Online Degrees: 3
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
    • Graduation Rate: 79%
    • Acceptance Rate: 64%
    • Average SATs: 1170 -1380
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 446
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 554
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">HLC
  • Phone #: (314) 977-2222
  • Example Classes: Cloud Security, Cyber Threats and Defense, Digital Investigations, Incident Response and Mitigation, Intrusion Detection and Analysis

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Accelerated M.S. in Cybersecurity (Bachelor to M.S.)
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Professional Studies - Cybersecurity
    #23
    #23

    Excelsior College

    Albany (NY)
    Annual Tuition: $9,675
    Annual Tuition: $9,675
    Annual Tuition: $9,675
    • Online Degrees: 2
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 22,674
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,571
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 464-8500
  • Example Classes: Cyber Attacks and Defense, Digital Forensics and Investigations, Ethics, Legal, and Compliance Issues in Cybersecurity, Leadership and Communication in Cybersecurity, Software and Application Security

    Online Master's Degrees

    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Concentration in Information Assurance
    #24
    #24

    Regent University Online

    Virginia Beach (VA)
    Annual Tuition: $9,750
    Annual Tuition: $9,750
    Annual Tuition: $9,750
    • Online Degrees: 8
    • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
    • Graduation Rate: 57%
    • Acceptance Rate: 78%
    • Average SATs: 990 -1220
    • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,146
    • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,092
    • School Type: Non-Profit
    • School Accreditation: Department of Education.

    ">SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127
  • Example Classes: Business Continuation & Disaster Recovery, Cybersecurity Compliance, Cybersecurity Ethics, Digital Systems Design & Forensics, Information Systems Security & Assurance

    Online Master's Degrees

    • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Practitioner
    • MBA - Cybersecurity Management

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