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Earn Your Associate of Science in Cybersecurity Online

Develop the foundational knowledge and skills essential for protecting private data in the digital age with an Associate of Science in Cybersecurity from American Public University’s (APU). Broaden your understanding of fundamental theories, concepts, and practices for defending corporate and government entities of all sizes against cyberattacks.

Through the AS in Cybersecurity, you will examine data security issues at length, while learning how to apply your knowledge of networking concepts, cryptography, OS hardening, and red and blue team security to help prevent data breaches, identity theft, and other forms of cyberattacks.

Your coursework will also cover the legal and ethical implications of technology implementations, while simultaneously exploring the creation and evolution of laws pertaining to cybercrimes and the prosecution of cyberintruders. Upon graduation, you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in core cybersecurity and IT administrative skills.

This program also serves as a foundation for further study in our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Cybersecurity.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.


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NSA/DHS-Recognized

APU is part of American Public University System, which has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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For undergraduate programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Bryan Mogaru

"I grew up wanting to fight the bad guys. With my education now, I know how they think. I’ll be able to catch the bad guys. I see myself making a difference in the world."

Bryan Mogaru | BA, Homeland Security, MS, Cybersecurity

Why You Should Earn This Associate Degree From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

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Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Supportive

All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

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Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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