• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Cybersecurity Risk Management, MS

Master of Science

Along with the convenience of today’s digital world comes vulnerability. Knowledge of cybersecurity is no longer optional. Institutions across industries and nations 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 cyber security professionals by 2019.

The MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management will enable you to identify and mitigate a range of cybersecurity threats in your chosen career. The program combines cybersecurity courses from IU’s top-ranked School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; the Kelley School of Business; and the Maurer School of Law. You can focus on concentrations within the MS or take a more general track. 

You will take at least 6 credit hours from each of the three following areas: technical cybersecurity, information technology risk management, and cybersecurity law and policy. In addition, you will complete a Cybersecurity Risk Management Capstone course. 

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. Professions in the field include:

  • Cybersecurity specialist 
  • Privacy officer 
  • Information governance officer 
  • Security management specialist 
  • Cryptographer 
  • Cryptanalyst 
  • Incident responder 
  • Information security analyst 
  • Computer and information systems manager 
  • Security manager 
  • Security architect 
  • Security engineer 
  • Vulnerability assessor 
  • Forensics expert 
  • Security software developer 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

    You must have a minimum program 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework and submit 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 need not submit those scores.

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

Rolling admissions. 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 Managers 3 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $700.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2100.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 115 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.