The Information Age is well underway, and the need for businesses to protect their data with cybersecurity expertise grows more urgent each day. In fact, information security analyst jobs are expected to grow 28% by 2026, which is much higher than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Point University, our online Master of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Cybersecurity trains students in the latest security competencies so they are prepared to achieve high-demand industry credentials and advance their careers. Coursework emphasizes real-world problem solving, as students practice implementing the latest cybersecurity practices and methodologies in a project-based, professional context.
Degree-earners are poised for advancement in this rapidly expanding field, and, upon completion, are primed to sit for numerous in-demand certifications, such as four professional credentials from the Computing Technology Industry Association, namely:
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA CySA+
- CompTIA PenTest+
- CompTIA CASP
Further, students receive foundational knowledge in the eight security domains required to earn the Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential (CISSP), an independent information security certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.
1. Plan, execute, and evaluate effective strategies, services, and procedures, resolving cybersecurity issues through strategic problem solving.
2. Implement and oversee foundational cybersecurity best practices, such as risk management, policy, business continuity planning, and security architecture and design.
3. Understand and apply advanced cybersecurity procedures, like application security, ethical hacking, and digital forensics.
The online master of IT program's broad curriculum prepares graduates for high-demand industry certifications and senior-level positions in a variety of organizations. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
- Security Architecture & Design
- Ethical Hacking
- Digital Forensics
- IT Risk Management
Offered entirely online, the online cybersecurity master’s program at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 36 credits required for the information technology and cybersecurity program in less than two years.
All students enrolled in this IT master’s program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. In line with its mission to make higher education accessible to all, Point University is one of the most affordable choices among private colleges.
Rate: $515 per credit hour
To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.
Point’s online master’s degree in IT will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch a successful IT career in positions such as:
- Data Security Administrator
- Information Security Manager
- IT Security Analyst
- Risk Manager
- Network or Infrastructure Security Consultant
Point University offers the master's degree in information technology in a convenient online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.
This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.
Up to 14 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time.
Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.
As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.
Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.
At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!
Point University provides a wonderful learning environment where you can grow both academically and spiritually. The professors encourage and support you and want you to succeed. The online classes are really convenient as you can set your own weekly schedule to fit the needs of your lifestyle.
– Laura Doering, online student