Prepare to become an effective cybersecurity professional.

The MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management is a 30-credit hour program that can be customized to fit your schedule. The degree can be completed in as little as two years—or you can take up to five years. You may enroll full-time on the IU Bloomington campus or online.


Students will take at least six credit hours in Technical Cybersecurity, Information Technology Risk Management, and Cybersecurity Law and Policy.

In addition to these courses, there is a Cybersecurity Risk Management Practicum. In this capstone project, you will gain real-world consulting experience and find solutions for Indiana government agencies, local governments and schools. Your recommendations will strengthen your skills—and minimize cyber threats.

At least 6 credit hours from Technical Cybersecurity

Note: Students without a technical background will need to enroll in appropriate prerequisites before taking upper-level cybersecurity coursework. Program staff will work with interested students to ensure that they meet these requirements.

At least 6 credit hours from Information Technology Risk Management

  • BUKD T501: Big Data Technologies (3cr.) (Online) (Prerequisite: BUEX C533)
  • BUKD T560: IT Risk Management (3cr.) (Online)
  • BUKD T579: Information Systems Security (3 cr.) (Online)
  • BUKD T578: Cybersecurity Law & Policy (3 cr.) (Online)
  • BUKD C522: IT Technology for Managers (3 cr.) (Online)
  • BUEX C533: Data Intelligence & Visualization (3 cr.) (Online)
  • BUKD C548: Managing Intellectual Property in Global Business (3 cr.) (Online)

At least 6 credit hours from Cybersecurity Law and Policy

Cybersecurity Capstone

  • BUS-L 589 Cybersecurity Risk Management Capstone (3 cr.) (Online)