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Cybersecurity Risk Management, MS

Master Of Science

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting information, systems, networks, and programs from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Along with the convenience of today's digital world comes vulnerability. Institutions in every industry need employees at every level who understand the technical, legal, and business aspects of cybersecurity risk management.

Despite the demand, 40,000 information security analyst jobs go unfilled. The cybersecurity data tool CyberSeek states that employers annually struggle to fill another 200,000 jobs related to cybersecurity. The nonprofit security advocacy group Information Systems Audit and Control Association predicts a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019.

The IU Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management teaches you to identify and mitigate a range of cybersecurity threats in your chosen career. This holistic program will prepare you to protect privacy and intellectual property, promote information and systems security, and address cyber threats to national and international security. You take courses from three of IU's top-ranked schools.

Tailor your degree to your professional interests by choosing a concentration:

  • Technology (Offered through the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering)
  • Artificial Intelligence (Offered through the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering) 
  • Business (Offered through the Kelley School of Business)
  • Law (Offered through the Maurer School of Law)

Your IU Online MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • Cybersecurity specialist  
  • Security management specialist  
  • Information security analyst  
  • Computer and information systems manager  
  • Security engineer  
  • Vulnerability assessor  
  • Security software developer  
  • Privacy specialist
  • Performance analyst
  • IT specialist

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Technical cybersecurity courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Information technology risk management courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Cybersecurity law and policy courses (minimum 6 credit hours) 
  • Cybersecurity risk management capstone course (3 credit hours) 
  • The remaining 9 credit hours will come from courses you select based on your interests. 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree or U.S. equivalent
  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale (Applicants with unique academic circumstances should contact us to review this requirement.)
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in the English language. If English is not your native language, you must earn a minimum score of 96 (internet-based) or 600 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and your scores cannot be more than two years old.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states.

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement (one to two pages)
  • Resume
  • GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores (If you are an IU graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, have a master’s degree, or at least five years’ work experience and relevant professional certification, you do not need to submit these scores.) 
  • TOEFL scores (international students only) 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials. 


BUEX-C 533Data Intelligence & Visualization3 Credits
BUEX-C 541Enterprise Systems3 Credits
BUKD-C 522IT Technology for Managers3 Credits
BUKD-C 548Managing Intellectual Property in Global Business3 Credits
BUKD-T 560IT Risk Management3 Credits
BUKD-T 578Cybersecurity Law & Policy3 Credits
BUKD-T 579Information Systems Security3 Credits
INFO-I 520Security and Software Assurance3 Credits
INFO-I 533Systems and Protocol Security and Info. Assurance3 Credits
LAW-B 655Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum3 Credits
LAW-B 708Information Privacy Law I—Constitutional Privacy Issues3 Credits
LAW-B 728Information Privacy Law II3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1369.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4107.00

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1369.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $4107.00
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