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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.

May 8, 2023


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


Sharpen your skills through hands-on training in our state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar cyber range, accessible to both on-campus and online students. The cyber range is a cybersecurity simulation and training facility that prepares you for situations you are likely to face in the real world.1


Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.


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


Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2022-23, 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.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the M.S. in Cybersecurity program, you can:

  • 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
Median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

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. Identifying technological related ethical issues and the impact of personal ethics and organizational values on an ethical workplace.
Development of information systems security and assurance frameworks, policies, roles, responsibilities, practices, and procedures to include the basic principles of Information Assurance and Information systems Security.
Investigation of Internet and network architectures and procedures for preventing and addressing security vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks. Exploring security vulnerabilities and improved algorithms, protocols, and best security practices for public, private and enterprise systems.
Techniques of systems design, analysis and best practices in digital forensics. Presents methods to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation and to handle a cybersecurity incident.
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, including the methodology used to create and validate a plan for maintaining continuous business operations before, during, and after disruptive events.
Essential principles for network security and risk management. Prepares students for relevant industry certification. Prerequisites: Must be taken as the final course in the program. Prerequisites: CYBR 630, 635, 640, 645, and 650.

2022-23 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 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

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 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 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$6956$4,170

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
MS in Cybersecurity$6959$6,255

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)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

*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.


1. “Cybersecurity Graduates are in High Demand”: Q&A with College of Arts & Sciences’ Dr. Deva Henry. Regent University News.

“Regent's online, eight-week programs will help you take responsibility and have a way to be self-taught. You'll not only have that initiative, but you'll be able to interact with your professors online. It was really good for me.”

Taniki Richard, B.S. Business Leadership, 2016 Former U.S. Marine Corps

“We are active-duty military, so finding an accredited, online university was important. With Regent, the transfer process was smooth, the curriculum is engaging, and I get to learn from professors who love God and teach with passion and expertise.”

Allie Bryant, B.S. in Marketing, 2021 Social Media Specialist

“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

“Regent prepared me for steps I needed to take to start a business, as well as to lead one.”

Hunter Davis, MBA - International Business, 2019; J.D., 2013; B.A. in Government - American Government & Politics, 2010 Director, The American Environment Foundation; Co-Owner, Duck Donuts