Home

Why ODU for Cybersecurity?

In our cybersecurity master's program, you'll work with ODU's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research. That means cutting-edge research with experienced ODU faculty and hands-on experience through a virtual lab where you can conduct cybersecurity experiments. 

Our faculty bring their research and experience into the classroom. You'll work with real-world examples and applications in cybersecurity, cyber defense, and team management. Our comprehensive curriculum covers:

  • advanced cybersecurity principles, techniques, and operations
  • advanced topics in law and policy, including digital forensics
  • management and leadership in cybersecurity, including project management
  • technical training in emerging technologies
  • opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty

You will choose five elective courses to focus your studies. Instead of a thesis, you will complete a capstone course that will apply your studies to solve cybersecurity problems.

When you graduate, you will be ready to advance your professional career, pursue doctoral studies, or teach cybersecurity in colleges and universities.

Want to to learn more? Contact us!







By submitting this form, I give consent for ODUOnline to contact me via phone, text and email. Msg & data rates may apply.


Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours

This program can be completed in as little as one year with full-time enrollment.

You will complete a capstone course instead of a thesis.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Cybersecurity

Our graduates will be prepared for high-level positions to secure the nation's cyber infrastructure and coordinate cyber operations teams, taking roles such as:

  • Cybersecurity project manager
  • Lead software security engineer
  • Principal cybersecurity engineer
  • Senior security analyst
  • Cybersecurity data scientist
  • Computer network defense lead
  • Senior cybersecurity systems architect
  • Chief information security officer

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

ODU Shield Image

Sound Interesting?Let’s Get Started

How to Apply

In addition to general ODU admission requirements, for this program you should have:

  • a Bachelor of Science from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent
  • undergraduate coursework or experience in cybersecurity or related field
  • official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE test scores

Want to get started now?

You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.