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A professor at the cyber lab: Pursue your master's in cyber security online at Regent University.

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Secure Your Future. And Theirs.

Looking to combine your talent for technology with a desire to serve and protect? Regent’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity will equip you to develop, implement and maintain an effective cyber defense strategy for your organization. Develop your expertise in network security, identity management, strategic planning, disaster recovery, and more—all taught from a Christian worldview. This degree is ideal for students with strong analytical and ethical aptitudes and transitioning military members with high-level security clearance.

Online
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October 25, 2021

PROTECT AGAINST THREATS

Analyze cybersecurity threats, trends, and strategies on a national security level.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2021-22, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Upon completion of the M.S. in Cybersecurity you will be able to:

  • Evaluate computer networks and systems and apply ethical hacking techniques to test potential threats
  • Build organizational and technological structures to protect digital assets
  • Develop information technology disaster recovery plans (IT DRP)

Career Opportunities:

  • Network or Systems Administration
  • Digital Forensics Engineering
  • Digital Security Project Management
  • Information Technology & Assurance
  • Computer Programming
  • Cyber Risk & Strategy Analysis
  • Cyber Intelligence
$88Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage for network and computer systems administrators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Practitioner focuses on relevant hands-on practice to prepare you for in-demand industry certifications. Gain the knowledge and skill application needed to become a cybersecurity engineer, analyst or tester. 

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Management will provide you the leadership skills you need to effectively develop, implement and maintain a digital security strategy to protect your organization's data.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Policy will teach you cybersecurity compliance requirements for organizations, so you can ensure laws, policies and regulations are met as you employ essential principles for network security and risk management.

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Ethical principles, issues and responsibilities associated with information systems security, cyber warfare and ethical hacking.

Development of information systems security and assurance frameworks, policies, roles, responsibilities, practices and procedures. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Investigation of Internet and network architectures and procedures for preventing and addressing security vulnerabilities, threats and attacks. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Techniques of systems design and analysis and best practices in digital forensics. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Examination of information security management issues for government, corporations, and other organizations, including the planning, designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels. Cross-listed with GOV 530.

Development of business continuation and disaster recovery strategies and plans. Prerequisite: CYBR 610.

Essential principles for network security and risk management. Prepares students for relevant industry certification. Prerequisite: Must be taken as the final course in the program.

2021-22 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6756$4,050

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6759$6,075

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“I'm grateful to Regent for developing my leadership skills, which are an essential component to the technical knowledge needed for a career in my field.”

Maximiliano Gigli, B.S. in Cybersecurity, 2020 Administrative Business Partner, Google

“At Regent, I became interested in issues of social justice. A big part of my calling is really around leveraging the market to do good. I believe if God is leading students here, He will open the door to a meaningful role where they are making a difference in people’s lives.”

Kyle Westaway, J.D., 2006 Lecturer, Harvard Law; Managing Partner, Westaway Brooklyn, New York

“I choose Regent for its professional thoughtful and approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my cohort experience.”

Chris Hull, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2009 Head of Graduate Counseling, John Brown University; Board of Directors Chair, CACREP

“Regent prepared me to step into the unknown with confidence and skill.”

Jonathan Holman, B.S. in Business, 2019 Director of Business Intelligence, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

“For me, it’s a direct reflection of what I learned at Regent that made me want to create these companies and have the impact I’m having.”

Jason Carthen, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2009 NFL linebacker, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, coach, radio host, best-selling author