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Cybersecurity
Master of Science in Information Technology

Obtain the dynamic skills you need to support IT infrastructure and keep digital information assets safe. The online MS in Information Technology, Cybersecurity from Capella can help you build hard skills and practical experience to mitigate risk, design and implement next-level solutions, and identify opportunities for effective change. You’ll prepare to manage data and information security, then apply what you learn in a real-world setting.

Hands-on experience

Develop agility and sharpen your skill set using the hands-on lab environments provided in virtually every course.

Take certification exams on us

Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, and SAS.

Applied IT project

Gain real-world experience and demonstrate what you’ve learned before you graduate by working on live industry projects.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 7 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Applied IT project

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Information Technology degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Information Technology, Cybersecurity.

Job titles to explore

  • Information security officer
  • Security engineer
  • Security architect
  • Information security engineer
  • Information security manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Information technology auditor

Employment settings to explore

  • Investigation and security services
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Bank
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance carrier
  • Computer systems design
  • Telecommunications carrier

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

Why You Need Real World IT Experience—and How to Get It

Hands-on experience helps us think critically and learn quickly. Encounters with previous problems, especially in IT, are often the best predictor of our ability to solve a new one.

How to Protect Your Organization from a Ransomware Attack

David Teneyuca, PhD, faculty member for Capella University’s School of Business and Technology, describes the threat of ransomware—and ways to protect against it.

How to Protect Your Organization from Cyberattacks

We’ve known about phishing scams for years. We’re wary about opening email attachments from people we don’t know. We’ve got this, right? Wrong.