About this Program

The master's degree in cybersecurity is designed to prepare cybersecurity technology leaders. Graduates will develop skills and competencies in technical aspects of cybersecurity and will be prepared to assume responsibility for the management of cybersecurity projects and coordination of cyber operation teams. It also provides preparation for students desiring to purse doctoral studies or teach cybersecurity courses in colleges and universities.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible schedule beginning in fall, spring and summer

  • Finish the 30-credit hour, non-thesis program in one year

  • Offered online with the option to attend classes on campus

  • Opportunities to solve real-world cybersecurity problems

  • One-on-one advising on academic and professional development

  • Opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Science
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Computer Systems Analysts

$92,740 Median Salary

Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software.

Computer and Information Research Scientists

$119,570 Median Salary

Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Information Security Analysts

$99,690 Median Salary

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Computer Network Support Specialists

$67,510 Median Salary

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Alumni Careers

National Security Agency
Booz Allen Hamilton


What are the requirements to apply for Cybersecurity at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Science program in Cybersecurity should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

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Director & Professor, Maritime Research Cluster & Interim GPD, Cybersecurity

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