Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn an Information Assurance and Security Master’s Degree Online

Are you looking to make a difference in the world of cyber security? If so, Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is perfect for you. This 34-credit program, which typically takes 18 months to complete, focuses on the managerial side of cybersecurity and is informed by aspects of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity teaches students to become global cutting-edge cyber security experts by preparing them to handle security risks facing corporate institutions, as well as government and military entities.
Why Get Your Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Online from GCU?

With over 70,000 online students, GCU specializes in online learning and strives to provide students with quality education that fits their life stage and schedule. GCU works with their online students to ensure that they’re offered a flexible education with affordable payment options and a plethora of useful resources. By doing this, GCU is allowing their students to take control of their schedule, finances, education and future.
What You’ll Learn in the Information Assurance Program from Our Information

Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share extensive cybersecurity knowledge and experience. Through these experts hands-on learning practices, students are taught to analyze and evaluate risk assessment methods, compare aspects of cybersecurity at the federal, state and international level, do in-depth evaluations to access a network’s security and effectively secure data. Courses include an introductory course for graduate students in the Colangelo College of Business, as well as courses in cyber warfare and applications, enterprise security infrastructure design, policy management for security solutions and more. All students must also complete a capstone course focused on cybersecurity leadership.

Some Featured Areas of Study:

    Information security
    Risk management
    Corporate and government data breaches
    Consumer theft
    Information security
    Development and management of information security practices
    Incident management and recovery

Explore Your Career Options in Information Assurance and Cyber Security

Information assurance and cyber security graduates are prepared to defend various institutions against large-scale cyberattacks and ensure that data is stored securely. Additionally, graduates are prepared to handle large-scale security risks or breaches. After graduation, information assurance and cyber security students may move on to pursue important managerial roles in the cybersecurity industry such as IT manager, director of IT, vice president of technology, senior cyber security analyst, senior cyber security engineer and more. Graduates are prepared to work in a corporate, government or military setting.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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