Earn a Cybersecurity Degree

Protect People, Businesses and Governments from Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity is a quickly evolving field, with growing employment opportunities for those armed with the necessary skills and education. As the digital landscape continues to develop, the need to protect businesses, government agencies and personal information increases as well. If you have a desire to defend against security risks and cyber-attacks, consider a degree in cybersecurity.

GCU’s array of cybersecurity degrees equip students to take proactive and defensive measures against malicious attacks and hackers. Build both the hard skills and soft skills you need to be successful as a cybersecurity professional. Benefit from GCU’s extensive resources and up-to-date technology, including a Cyber Center which offers workshops and hands-on experience to broaden your skillset.

A cybersecurity degree can provide you with the needed skills to be successful in IT and cyber defense. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that information security analysts will experience a 32 percent growth from 2018-2028. As a qualified candidate, you can meet this growing need upon graduation. Additionally, due to the necessary technical skills as well as the fast pace and the evolving nature of cybersecurity, this field’s median wage is significantly higher than average.*

 

Find Your Cybersecurity Degree

GCU offers a variety of cybersecurity bachelor’s and master’s degrees to meet you where you are at. Our campus and online degrees provide flexibility with your schedule and learning preferences.

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32%

Information Security Analyst 10 Year Career Growth*

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Continuing Your Cyber Education

While a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for entry into the cybersecurity field, those with graduate degrees are better equipped to transition into leadership positions. Undergraduate degrees focus on developing the technical skills needed as an information security analyst; however, those with cybersecurity master’s degrees may find entry into higher positions such as:

  • Security Architect
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Senior Security Consultant
  • System Security Engineers
  • Data Security Analyst

MS Cybersecurity degrees introduce students to advanced skills and strategies including systems security and network security, but also provide a focus on building managerial and communication skills for effective leadership. As cybersecurity departments become increasingly sophisticated, there will be a need for individuals who have both technical and leadership skills. GCU’s MS in Cybersecurity program can prepare you to grow professionally as cybersecurity departments expand.

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*Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

Our degree programs are designed to provide the skills and credentials needed to advance your career. Find a degree that aligns with your career goals.

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