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 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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 43%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,411
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,453
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Professional Studies - Cybersecurity
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,515
Annual Tuition: $4,515
Annual Tuition: $4,515
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1100
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 674
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 786
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 562
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 524
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 31%
  • Graduation Rate: 80%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 56
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 42
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Average SATs: 966 -1168
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 371
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 634
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 53%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 41,599
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,908
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 72%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 98,630
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 37,509
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 420
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 613
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 730
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 497
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,064
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,291
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 950 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 8,114
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 4,556
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 207
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 244
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 466
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,414
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 193
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 592
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 79%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 1170 -1380
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 446
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 554
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 22,674
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,571
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE

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
  • 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: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC

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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