2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Cybersecurity Programs

2020 Most Affordable Cybersecurity Masters Degrees Badge

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.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $3,825
# 2 #2 $4,316
# 3 #3 $4,515
# 4 #4 $4,904
# 5 #5 $4,960
# 6 #6 $5,100
# 7 #7 $6,412
# 8 #8 $6,600
# 9 #9 $6,640
# 10 #10 $7,000
# 11 #11 $7,380
# 12 #12 $7,875
# 13 #13 $7,890
# 14 #14 $7,943
# 15 #15 $8,512
# 16 #16 $8,784
# 17 #17 $8,925
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $9,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $9,000
# 18 (tie) #18 (tie) $9,000
# 21 #21 $9,375
# 22 #22 $9,480
# 23 #23 $9,675
# 24 #24 $9,750
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  • Annual Tuition: $3,825
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 218
  • Example Classes: Digital Forensics; Disaster Recovery, Planning, and Response; Security Policy, Ethics, and the Legal Environment

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Information Technology - Cyber Security & Digital Forensics
  • Annual Tuition: $4,316
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,743
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $4,515
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,436
  • 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 - Cybersecurity (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management (Project Option)
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management (Thesis Option)
  • Annual Tuition: $4,904
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,514
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $4,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 16,674
  • 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 - Energy Systems Track
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Information Security Track
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Policy Track
  • Master's Degree in Cybersecurity
  • Annual Tuition: $5,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,559
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,412
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 224
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 929
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,640
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,929
  • 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 Assurance (Cybersecurity)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems - Computer Security Management
  • Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,342
  • Example Classes: Emergency Management Perspectives on Cybersecurity; Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration - Cybersecurity
  • Master of Public Policy - Cybersecurity Policy
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $7,380
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 32,516
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,875
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 822
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $7,890
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,138
  • Example Classes: Applied Cryptography; Biometrics; Cybersecurity Risk Management & Assessment; Wireless Networks and Security

Online Master's Degrees

  • Professional Science Master in Cybersecurity
  • Annual Tuition: $7,943
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 925
  • 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)
  • Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 21,361
  • 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
  • MA in Global Security - Cybersecurity
  • MCS in Cybersecurity
  • Annual Tuition: $8,784
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,744
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $8,925
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,804
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,422
  • 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 - Information Technology Management - Cyber Security
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 613
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,163
  • Example Classes: Compliance & Legal Issues; Foundations of Cybersecurity Management; Foundations of Data Protection

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA - Cybersecurity Management
  • Annual Tuition: $9,375
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,871
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 4,656
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,801
  • 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 - Information Assurance
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,536
  • 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
  • MBA - Cybersecurity Management
  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law