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 $3,825 per year. Ranked #2, Fort Hays State University offers an annual tuition rate of just $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.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in cybersecurity degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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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 California University of Pennsylvania $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: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 94%
  • Average SATs: 880 -1080
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,417
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 181
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (478) 471-2700

Example Classes: Digital Forensics, Disaster Recovery, Planning, and Response, Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,316
Annual Tuition: $4,316
Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,608
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,404
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,515
Annual Tuition: $4,515
Annual Tuition: $4,515
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 870 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 737
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 781
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#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: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 533
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 452
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $4,960
Annual Tuition: $4,960
Annual Tuition: $4,960
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 79%
  • Graduation Rate: 87%
  • Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Average SATs: 1390 -1540
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 530
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,322
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#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: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1018 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 952
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#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: 74%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 21
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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

#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 261
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 608
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#9
#9

Strayer University

Nationwide
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 41%
  • Graduation Rate: 28%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 34,009
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,021
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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

#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,342
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Emergency Management Perspectives on Cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling

#11
#11

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City (UT)
Annual Tuition: $7,380
Annual Tuition: $7,380
Annual Tuition: $7,380
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 29%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 88,921
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 32,516
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#12
#12

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 480
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#13
#13
Annual Tuition: $7,890
Annual Tuition: $7,890
Annual Tuition: $7,890
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 51%
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,257
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,708
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (724) 938-4400

Example Classes: Applied Cryptography, Biometrics, Cybersecurity Risk Management & Assessment, Wireless Networks and Security

#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: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1010 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 459
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 414
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Phone #: (435) 586-7700

Example Classes: Advanced Persistent Threats, Compliance & Cybersecurity, Cyber Law & Investigations, Cyber Operations, Network & Internet Forensics, Security DevOps

#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: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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

#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: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,085
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#17
#17
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#18
#18

Colorado State University Global

Greenwood Village (CO)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,054
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,422
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#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: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1110 -1365
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 268
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 211
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 524-9500

Example Classes: Block Chain Fundamentals, Ethical Hacking, Information Technology Risk Management, Malware Analysis, Web Application Security

#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: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 438
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,163
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800

Example Classes: Compliance & Legal Issues, Foundations of Cybersecurity Management, Foundations of Data Protection

#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: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1236
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 225
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $9,480
Annual Tuition: $9,480
Annual Tuition: $9,480
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1180 -1370
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 503
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (314) 977-2222

Example Classes: Cloud Security, Cyber Threats and Defense, Digital Investigations, Incident Response and Mitigation, Intrusion Detection and Analysis

#23
#23

Excelsior College

Albany (NY)
Annual Tuition: $9,675
Annual Tuition: $9,675
Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 27,207
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,801
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: 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

#24
#24

Regent University Online

Virginia Beach (VA)
Annual Tuition: $9,750
Annual Tuition: $9,750
Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • Online Degrees: 7
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 958 -1113
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,630
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 352-4127

Example Classes: Business Continuation & Disaster Recovery, Cybersecurity Compliance, Cybersecurity Ethics, Digital Systems Design & Forensics, Information Systems Security & Assurance