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The 22 Most Affordable Online Master’s Cybersecurity Programs

Cybersecurity specialists are critical in today’s modern world where new security breaches feel like an everyday occurrence. These professional ensure that businesses comply with regulations while identifying and fortifying points of weakness. The best part? Job growth is more than quadruple the national average making this a hot career.

But, even with great demand, entry-level jobs are highly competitive. An online master’s cybersecurity degree can help your resume and skillset stand out. This ranking reviews 55 different programs from 44 online schools. Explore these master of science in cybersecurity or digital forensics options thoroughly—there’s more than a $48,000 difference between the most expensive and least expensive program.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$26,900.00
Least Expensive: Missouri State University ~$8,850.00
Most Expensive: New York University ~$57,000.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest online master’s cybersecurity and digital forensics online. The online cybersecurity degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2019 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Best Online Online Master’s Cybersecurity Programs

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
Missouri State University
(MO)
$8,850.00
All Students
2
University of Central Florida
(FL)
$9,819.60
$20,844.60
In-State
Out-of-State
3
University of the Cumberlands
(KY)
$10,215.00
All Students
4
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$11,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
5
Dakota State University
(SD)
$13,527.00
All Students
6
Old Dominion University
(VA)
$16,326.00
$17,676.00
In-State
Out-of-State
7
Wilmington University
(DE)
$17,372.00
$11,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8
Sam Houston State University
(TX)
$18,117.00
All Students
9
Grand Canyon University
(AZ)
$18,665.00
$15,095.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
10
California University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$18,768.00
$19,428.00
$15,258.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
11
Colorado Christian University
(CO)
$18,900.00
All Students
12
Excelsior College
(NY)
$20,010.00
$9,510.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
13
Capitol Technology University
(MD)
$20,676.00
$12,327.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
14
Liberty University
(VA)
$21,236.00
$10,000.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
15
Regent University
(VA)
$21,700.00
All Students
15
Bellevue University
(NE)
$21,700.00
All Students
17
Southern New Hampshire University
(NH)
$22,722.00
$17,070.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
18
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
(MN)
$23,400.00
All Students
19
Valparaiso University
(IN)
$23,720.00
All Students
20
Champlain College
(VT)
$24,000.00
All Students
21
Stevenson University
(MD)
$24,120.00
All Students
22
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$25,034.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
ECPI University
(VA)
$26,880.00
All Students
Maryville University
(MO)
$27,080.00
All Students
University of Rhode Island
(RI)
$27,180.00
All Students
Roger Williams University
(RI)
$27,477.00
All Students
Mercy College
(NY)
$28,014.00
All Students
Saint Leo University
(FL)
$28,085.00
All Students
Utica College
(NY)
$28,130.00
All Students
University of San Diego
(CA)
$28,675.00
All Students
Bay Path University
(MA)
$29,520.00
All Students
Northcentral University
(CA)
$29,570.00
$20,720.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Purdue University Global
(IL)
$29,625.00
$22,200.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Saint Louis University
(MO)
$30,148.00
All Students
Webster University
(MO)
$30,495.00
$18,405.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Mercyhurst University
(PA)
$34,090.00
All Students
University of Delaware
(DE)
$37,110.00
All Students
University of Tulsa
(OK)
$37,430.00
All Students
University of Dallas
(TX)
$37,810.00
All Students
Villanova University
(PA)
$43,400.00
All Students
University of Arizona
(AZ)
$44,164.00
All Students
Northeastern University
(MA)
$49,280.00
All Students
Drexel University
(PA)
$56,925.00
$48,420.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
New York University
(NY)
$57,000.00
All Students

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Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Spring 2019 review of regionally accredited online master’s cybersecurity programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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