Cyber Security (MS)

Masters in Cyber Security Degree at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona



With a Master’s in Cyber Security from UAT, students become leaders in cyber security and are able to work with those at the top of their craft. UAT’s Cyber Security degree aligns the most forward looking theory with clear industry standards and guidelines to optimize career success.

Curriculum for the masters in Cyber Security includes everything from Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems to Security Assessment Methodology.

The Cyber Security Master’s degree program is designed to create the next generation of “white hat” innovators who manage network security and protect our nation’s data. This cyber security master’s degree provides the most current tools and skills redefining security information technology today. This online or on-campus program offers ultimate flexibility—study when and where your schedule best allows. And it transports you into the leading edge of the industry, supported 360 degrees by some of the most innovative figures in academia and business alike including the National Security Agency.

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Cyber Security Program Description

The Cyber Security Master’s Degree program focuses on skillsets that will enable students to design, secure, document and lead information technology networks and other vital resources. Students will learn and practice principles of secure network and information operations such as cyber posture assessment and development, incident response and forensics. Prior knowledge of networks and information systems are not required. Cyber concepts will begin at a ground zero level intro to Cyber Security and develop to prepare students to lead comprehensive information security approaches that ensure organizational system designs, infrastructure and procedures all protect the security of information.

Why UAT Grad?

UAT graduates have been innovating and pioneering the world of technology since the dawn of the computer age. Today, UAT’s graduate programs engage students to take their tech education to the next level.

  • You can complete your graduate degree in less time. UAT offers flexible year-round schedules for working professionals to take evening courses on-campus or online.
  • UAT’s graduate programs are taught by award-winning and distinguished faculty.
  • Graduate students receive individual attention from professors in an intimate campus environment and online.
  • There is no thesis required to graduate. Students complete a Graduate Innovation Project applicable to their field of study, which develops a market-ready innovation.

Interested in a graduate education from UAT? View our full list of graduate degrees »

Why UAT Online?

A Structured Course Load

Every online assignment is geared toward your technology degree program. Each online class follows a standard assignment schedule ensuring a swift, successful completion of classes. This standardization, combined with a team-based approach and access to industry-standard toolsets and techniques, encourages development of the collaborative and creative skills necessary for the advancing technology workplace.

Online Degree Faculty

The UAT Online faculty receives extensive training to help students succeed in an online environment. During class sessions, instructors participate in online lectures and discussion groups and respond to online questions. They also respond to emails and discussion threads. Students hand in their assignments via email or by posting the assignments online.

Graduate Degree Start Dates

Spring 2018

  • January 8, 2018
  • March 1, 2018

Summer 2018

  • May 7, 2018
  • June 28, 2018

Fall 2018

  • September 4, 2018
  • October 25, 2018


An online education at UAT is an investment, and we understand the amount of aid you receive may be a deciding factor in whether or not you attend. Therefore, UAT is committed to providing all our students with the information they need to finance their education.

Military Recognition

UAT has a variety of program offerings, learning delivery options and financial aid opportunities for military students that will allow you to achieve your educational goals in a way that meets your needs.

Cyber Security Degree Objectives

  • Understand your organization's security strategy through the design, appraisal, and management of an organization's global security strategies and systems to mitigate risk, maintain continuity of operations, and protect organizational assets.
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage all information security-related policies, practices and processes, including information technology, physical security, regulations, initiatives, and standards consistent with a global business strategic plan and corporate business requirements.
  • Implement technology and processes to effectively capture evidence and perform cyber forensic analysis in support of organizational needs.

    Consider business strategies and potential attackers (hacker) approaches, manage safeguards for organizational assets, systems, and facilities including information security audits, business continuity, incident response and the investigation of security breaches in accordance with regulations and legal matters.

    Research and deploy technology solutions and security management techniques to safeguard an organization’s intellectual and physical assets while assuring that all information systems are functional and secure.

Cyber Security Program Information

Program Core Credits: 18
Program Degree-Specific Credits: 18
Semesters to completion: 6

Requirements to graduate include the creation and presentation of a Graduate Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

UAT Accreditation and Recognition

UAT is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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2016 Military friendly accreditation logo

UAT has been designated a Military Friendly School

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The Princeton Review

Ranked as a Top Undergraduate Game Design Program in 2012 by the Princeton Review

Approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) for training of foreign students

Network Security curriculum certified by the US National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program