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Network Defense
Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Be the first line of defense for organizational networks and elevate your career as a cybersecurity professional. The MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Network Defense at Capella prepares you to assess, develop and implement solutions that safeguard information assets in today’s complex digital environment. You’ll acquire hands-on experience in our virtual lab, managing real-time responses to security breaches and performing vulnerability assessments using Nessus®. Plus, you’ll gain the knowledge to prepare for certifications like the CEH, CNDA, and CISSP®.  

Gain valuable hands-on experience

Develop your agility and sharpen your skillset by participating in an immersive, gamified cybersecurity training simulation where you are tasked with defending your network against threats in real-time.

Know & use cybersecurity tools

Demonstrate use of tools appropriate for the information cybersecurity professional. Analyze the existing categories of network defense tools to meet identified network defense needs.  

Take certification exams on us 

Pursue industry certifications. Capella offers eligible students certification exam vouchers from CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, SAS, and PMI.

Classes start February 7

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

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 6 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • Capstone

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.