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Cybersecurity Specialization Master of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Discover Your Path In Cybersecurity

Get the skills you need to keep digital information assets safe and support IT infrastructure. The online master’s in information technology, cybersecurity degree from Capella can help you build the knowledge and experience in cybersecurity to mitigate risk, design 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.

What to Expect

  • Online
  • 7 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization Courses
  • Applied IT Project

Classes Start January 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Gain Knowledge in Cybersecurity

Build your knowledge of key topics, such as information assurance and cybersecurity theories, practices, and technologies. 

Master Best Practices

Expand on your expertise to recommend best practices in security governance, risk management, and compliance.

Develop Security Solutions

Build your capacity to address the web security needs of an organization or the general population.

Harness Cybersecurity Tools

Discover best practices for applying security tools and technologies to manage security problems and opportunities.

Recognize Diversity & Global Issues

Address ethical, legal, global, and cultural factors of cybersecurity practice for individuals and organizations.

Build Communication Skills

Find your voice as a leader in communicating effectively with technology stakeholders.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Applied IT Project

Work on solving a real-world problem faced by an actual organization to demonstrate what you’ve learned in your program. 

Engaging Coursework

Grow your knowledge with hands-on experience using industry tools in virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$22,506$32,736*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$682 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Our MS in Information Technology, Cybersecurity curriculum builds on a broad foundational knowledge of IT to focus on applied cybersecurity best practices, principles, and methods.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
IAS5015 Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography
IAS5020 Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environment
IAS5025 Network and Operating System Defense
IAS5030 Identifying and Managing Risk
IAS5110 Digital Forensics Processes

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

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Advancing Your Career with an MS in Information Technology

Possible careers include IT management, web development, systems management, and analysis.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master’s in information technology, cybersecurity degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

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

Related Employment Settings to Explore

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

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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