Make a difference in the fight against cyber attacks

Recent cyber attacks have highlighted the importance of cybersecurity. Organizations need professionals at all levels—not just in the IT department—who understand the technical, legal and business aspects of cybersecurity risk management, as well as how to safeguard privacy.

Only the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management from Indiana University will give you the unique—and valuable—ability to identify and mitigate a wide range of cyber threats in your chosen career path.

30credits to complete the degree

$25,000estimated in-state cost to complete degree (out-of-state cost = $43,000)

$90,000average median salary for cybersecurity professionals

About the degree

Your MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management:

  • Can be customized to your schedule – you can enroll full-time on campus or online, or you can take up to five years to complete the degree.
  • Will include a capstone project in service of a real-world client.
  • Offers graduate career services options to all students.

Courses include (30 total credits required):

Cybersecurity in demand

1-2 MILLIONprojected cybersecurity workforce shortfall by 2019

TOP JOBdesignation by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

5 of 6cybersecurity jobs require a degree

How to apply

Our MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management program is designed for hardworking students with a passion for technology, intellectual property, privacy and helping organizations of all sizes manage risk in an increasingly interconnected world. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

Applicants must have a minimum program GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework. We’ll also consider your: 

  • Online application
  • Transcripts - Please send transcripts to MS Cyber, Bryan Hall 100, 107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • Resume
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation - Please list names of references on online application.
  • GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores (waivers granted to those who qualify: IU graduates with GPA of 3.2 or higher, or applicants with an earned master’s degree, or applicants with at least five years’ work experience and a relevant professional certification). Please send GMAT scores to 8ZG-41-03 and GRE scores to 001324.
  • TOEFL exam (for international applicants). If your native language is not English, you must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The test service (ETS) should report the TOEFL score directly to Indiana University (IU) Bloomington. The IU TOEFL code is "1324." The MS program looks for TOEFL scores as follows: 79 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based), and only scores five years old or less are considered.

Interested in Fall admission? Please submit all application materials by June 15. Interested in Spring admission? Please submit all application materials by November 15.