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Master’s Degrees in Cybersecurity (online)

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Program Fast Facts

Two specialized master’s programs, 100% online
A comprehensive, affordable tuition that includes the cost of textbooks
NSA-recognized institution
Crafted by D.C. experts and taught by cyber leaders
No GRE required to apply

Next Start Date: 

January 8, 2024

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “information security analysts” will be the 10th fastest growing occupation over the next decade, with a projected job growth rate of 35 percent compared to the 4 percent average growth rate for all occupations.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the George Washington University is proud to offer two comprehensive, 100% online master’s in cybersecurity degree programs: cybersecurity analytics, and cybersecurity policy & compliance.

Boldly capitalizing on our key contacts in the nation’s cybersecurity hotbed where policies and practices are routinely developed, the multidisciplinary curriculum for each program incorporates a unique blend of engineering and computer science courses. GW’s faculty consist of industry experts with extensive experience in private sector, military and government cybersecurity, meaning that students gain in-depth and real-world insight into how cyberthreats are carried out and what organizations can do to mitigate damage.

Join us to open the door to in-demand career paths, boost your marketability to potential employers, and prepare to affect change in one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

“The GW cybersecurity programs empowers graduates with data analytics skills within the context of cybersecurity, so then can protect against common types of attacks while also preparing for the threats that don’t yet have a proven detection and response strategy.”

— John P. Sahlin, Ph.D., Professorial Lecturer in Engineering

Honoring Your Investment

We understand joining a master’s degree program is a serious commitment, and we have worked to build affordable programs with high return-on-investment. We offer financial aid opportunities to our GW cybersecurity students and work with companies and organizations around the country to provide tuition discounts that help working professionals earn their degree. We are also proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program in partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs to help fund the tuition of active military personnel, veterans and their families.

To learn more about our graduate cybersecurity offerings, download a brochure.

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— U.S. News & World Resort

Global cybercrime damage is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion USD annually by 2025.

— Cybersecurity Ventures, 2021
Cybersecurity Analytics

Cybersecurity Analytics

The online Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Analytics is designed to provide the foundational technical skills that are needed to excel in a cybersecurity career, making it accessible to those who are looking to enter the field. At the same time, experienced professionals will benefit from the chance to network with GW’s experienced faculty, share their knowledge with each other and further refine their expertise through practical exercises.

The program offers practical experience using cybersecurity and analytics tools to identify and mitigate damage from an array of cyberthreats. The curriculum comprehensively covers traditional methods for intrusion detection and assessing information security risks as well as new approaches such as semantic analysis of open-source intelligence (e.g., social media).

Some of the key areas covered in the curriculum include:

  • Cybersecurity Analytics
  • Cyber forensics
  • Network defense
  • Cloud computing security
  • Auditing and intrusion detection
  • Applied data analytics
  • Hardware and software security
  • Security data visualization
Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance

Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance

The online Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance is designed to help professionals from a variety of backgrounds level up in the field ― IT workers, recent graduates, engineers, project management professionals and software developers, among others. The multidisciplinary curriculum, crafted by world-class GW faculty in partnership with industry experts, provides a broad overview of the information assurance policies that sustain and scale various organizations.

Courses explore the intersections of technology, policy and business, allowing students to evolve their understanding of necessary information security implementations.

During the program, you’ll have the chance to develop an advanced understanding of key issues in cybersecurity and policy, honing skills you can apply immediately to your career, including:

  • Cybersecurity Policy & Compliance
  • Enterprise-specific strategies and policies
  • Situational awareness procedure design
  • Risk management
  • Mobility solution development
  • Forensic analysis and predictive analytics

For a full list of courses and descriptions, download our free program brochure.

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About GW

GW was founded in 1821 through an Act of Congress. Since then, it has become the largest university in the D.C. metropolitan area, deeply interwoven with the culture and industries of the city. GW offers its students access to opportunities in many different fields with the unquestionable confidence of graduating from a respected, reputable institution of higher learning.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at the George Washington University has been bringing together great minds in industry and government since the 1800s. Throughout time, it has evolved to help professionals meet the technological challenges of the day.

GW’s heritage of innovation and excellence has earned us many accolades, including:

U.S. News & World Report

  • #12 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Programs
  • #13 Best Online Master's in Engineering Programs for Veterans
  • #9 Best Online Master’s in Engineering Management Programs


  • #44 in Research Universities