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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Career Outlook

Position Yourself as a Leader in Digital Asset Protection

Businesses and organizations seek skilled cybersecurity leaders who can help protect large volumes of data. These roles require technical expertise and business leadership skills to communicate the importance of data protection and ensure implementation.
Leaders in the cybersecurity field are some of today’s highest-paid professionals, partly due to increased international cybersecurity spending.

  • Computer Network Architects, $120,5202
  • Information Security Analysts, $102,6003
  • Information Security Engineers, $94,8674
  • Information Security Officers, $95,1995
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators, $80,6006

CISSP and CISM Certification Prep

As a graduate of the Cybersecurity M.S. online program, you’ll immediately have the training and knowledge to excel at the CISSP and CISM certification exams. These certifications will enhance your cybersecurity expertise and boost your salary potential. In June 2022, Payscale reported that the average yearly base salary for each certification was:

  • $120,000 for CISSP Certification7
  • $130,000 for CISM Certification8

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the business management skills relevant to administering information security programs in organizations.
  • Apply leadership skills in information security planning.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information.
  • Balance business needs and overall information security architecture planning.
  • Evaluate risk management frameworks, methods, and strategies.
  • Plan for cyber-attacks on networks and computer systems.
  • Protect enterprise-wide information assets.

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