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Cybersecurity Risk Management, M.S.

The IU Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management is designed to advance your cybersecurity career and develop your skill set in partnership with three of IU’s top-ranked schools. You get to tailor this fast, flexible degree program to your academic interests and career goals.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $1369.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1369.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The IU Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management teaches you to identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats in your chosen career. Choose classes from three of Indiana University’s globally recognized schools to shape your degree to your interests:

  • 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)

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

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.
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 have 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. 

Application Deadlines

Fall semester: June 15

Spring semester: November 15

Your IU Online M.S. 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

To graduate with the M.S. 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. 

Core Classes for the BS in Actuarial Science, IUPUI
Course Number Course Name Credits
BUEX-C 533 Data Intelligence & Visualization 3 Credits
BUEX-C 541 Enterprise Systems 3 Credits
BUKD-C 522 IT Technology for Managers 3 Credits
BUKD-C 548 Managing Intellectual Property in Global Business 3 Credits
BUKD-T 560 IT Risk Management 3 Credits
BUKD-T 578 Cybersecurity Law & Policy 3 Credits
BUKD-T 579 Information Systems Security 3 Credits
INFO-I 520 Security and Software Assurance 3 Credits
INFO-I 533 Systems and Protocol Security and Info. Assurance 3 Credits
LAW-B 655 Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum 3 Credits
LAW-B 708 Information Privacy Law I – Constitutional Privacy Issues 3 Credits
LAW-B 728 Information Privacy Law II 3 Credits

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