Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Program

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Defend Against Cyberattacks, Find Ways to Secure Data

Help secure data, assess network risks, and develop solutions with skills and knowledge that may be applied in a cybersecurity or information security career.

Ready to take on some of the most challenging tech problems of our time? Our master’s programs in information assurance and cybersecurity can prepare you to grow your skills as an IT professional. You’ll prepare to assess information security risks, and find new ways to develop and implement solutions to safeguard organizations’ information assets and enterprise IT infrastructures.

Find out what a day in the life of a security pro is like: test your skills with our Ethical Hacking Challenge.

Master’s in Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Program Specializations

Discover the information security analyst or cybersecurity master’s specialization that’s right for you, and explore admissions requirements, costs, and courses.

Accredited & recognized

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

The Capella Difference

Discover how an online MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity can help you advance toward your career goals.

Apply Your CISSP® Certification

Have your CISSP? Your Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree could be up to 40% complete¹.

Learn with a NSA/DHS Designated program

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD).

Stand Out to Employers

Earn NSA Focus Area digital badges in select specializations on your way to a nationally recognized online degree.

Get Hands-On Virtual Lab Experience

Our lab setting can provide you with hands-on learning designed around industry standards, which can help you develop in-demand skills using EnCase®, PowerShell, Nessus®, and Python.

Reduce Your Tuition by $3,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $3K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.
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Differentiate Yourself with a Marketable Credential

You have the opportunity to earn marketable graduate certificates as you progress through select specializations. Employment for information security analysts is projected to grow 28.5% from 2016 to 2026 with a median income of $95,510 per year².

¹Degree completion based on certification mappings and program requirements at the time of original publication. Actual degree completion may vary.
²Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Career Insights

Information Security Career Central

A Capella-powered blog dedicated to information security trends, news, career information, and more.

7 Must-Read Blogs for Information Security Professionals

Keep on top of the latest Infosec news with these seven blogs.

Why It’s Important to Learn Ethical Hacking

Proactively finding holes in corporate IT programs and apps is done to prevent malicious hacker attacks.

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