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Earn Your Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Online

Cyberattack has become a persistent threat for government agencies and businesses alike. Prepare to prevent, detect, and defend against cybercrime with a master’s in cybersecurity studies from American Public University (APU). Coursework will advance your understanding of network security, information assurance, risk management, information security, and digital forensics.

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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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.

Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

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

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.


Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

No Entrance Exams

APU enables you to start your studies quickly. This MS in Cybersecurity requires no GRE® or other standardized test score. Courses start monthly, so you can begin on your schedule.

Cutting-Edge Coursework

Be on the leading edge of learning with classes that cover cyber policy and practice, emergency management, cyber intelligence, computer forensics, telecommunications and network security, intrusion detection, and incident handling.

Learn From Experts

To prepare you to lead cybersecurity initiatives within government or private industry, you’ll learn from faculty who share real-world knowledge from government agencies, the military, technology firms, and Fortune 500 companies.

Collaborative Learning

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of peer working professionals representing government, military, public sector, and public safety communities.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Eligible family members include parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.

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