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Western Governors University – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance2018-09-26T23:00:18+00:00

Western Governors University – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Program Overview

According to Western Governors University:

“WGU’s online Master of Science Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree program is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and was designed with input from cybersecurity experts and leading IT employers to meet the most recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Security Agency (NSA) guidelines.”

At a Glance

URL https://www.wgu.edu/online-it-degrees/cybersecurity-information-assurance-masters-program.html
Total credit hours 30 credit hours
Availability Full-time/part-time
Time to complete 72% of graduates finish in 6-20 months (according to WGU)
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Admission requirements According to Western Governors University, to be eligible for admission to the online Cybersecurity program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrate IT security experience through at least one of the following three methods:
  1. Option 1: Possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in either IT security or IT networking that covers at least two CISSP CBK domains. You can find the domains listed here.
  2. Option 2: Possess any bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university AND hold a CISSP, CCIE, CCNP, CCNA, CCNA Security, CEH, CHFI, GIAC 2700 or GCWN certification that is valid and earned within the last five years.
  3. Option 3: Possess any bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university AND submit a résumé for review showing recent significant IT security experience, of at least three years, which demonstrates at least two CISSP CBK domains.