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Advance Your Career in Cybersecurity

Get ready to lead efforts to protect data assets and sensitive information through the online M.S. in Cybersecurity degree program from the University of West Florida. You can customize your degree for your career goals through four concentrations — Data Security, National Security, Security Management or Software and System Security.

We deliver this online program in a fully online format that blends theoretical cybersecurity education and interactive case studies. Plus, engage in hands-on experiences by learning from expert faculty versed in the Florida Cyber Range, an innovative cybersecurity education platform.

At UWF, we strive to provide multiple pathways to transfer credit, so you can complete your degree faster. Military experience or credit you’ve earned toward health-related certifications or licensures may transfer as credit toward your degree. With multiple start dates a year, you can begin your healthcare administration program online when it’s best for you.

Select Your Cybersecurity Concentration

Choose one of four career-focused concentrations to gain skills for the cybersecurity specialty that interests you. Each option aligns with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework categories.

  • Learn best practices and techniques for modeling, analyzing and securing data to prevent and investigate digital crimes
  • Study techniques to monitor and manage system and network security processes
  • Prepare for roles like security analyst and data security engineer
  • Use the latest policy and theoretical approaches to lead in today’s global security environment
  • Learn to analyze and respond to national security and cybersecurity threats
  • Pursue careers in intelligence, consulting and public service
  • Gain the skills to oversee tech teams and establish cybersecurity-related policies and procedures
  • Learn to apply management principles in cybersecurity contexts
  • Get qualified for roles such as cybersecurity policy analyst and cybersecurity management analyst
  • Study defensive programming techniques to reduce the risk of cyber attacks
  • Learn to monitor networks and systems to prevent unauthorized access and investigate digital crimes
  • Develop the skills necessary for careers like penetration tester, cybersecurity specialist and cyber threat analyst

About UWF Online

With a history of more than 50 years of leadership in education, UWF offers academic degrees with a mission to create the next generation of big thinkers. Based in Pensacola, our forward-thinking online degree and certificate programs prepare students for success through creative, collaborative learning experiences.

Discover the Convenience of UWF’s Online Programs

With our online programs, you can easily fit your studies into your busy schedule while building a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed in your career. Our experienced faculty teach in a personalized environment, leveraging innovative learning strategies to help you grasp concepts. You will also have access to a wealth of resources that encourage your success from enrollment through graduation.

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Prepare You for the Frontlines of Cybersecurity

Learn to analyze and respond to potential security threats through a curriculum focusing on defense techniques, policies, operations and technologies. Our online master’s in cybersecurity degree includes 30 credit hours, and you can tailor your degree for your goals through our career-focused electives. Enroll in UWF’s cybersecurity graduate program to access:

Convenient Online Format

UWF delivers the master’s in cybersecurity program entirely online, so you can learn on your schedule.

Customized Education

With four concentrations to choose from, you’ll graduate with a specialized skillset aligned with your intended career.

Personal Attention

Receive individualized attention from expert faculty with years of relevant experience.

Become an Asset in the Fight Against Cybercrime

Damage from cybercrime is expected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. Help turn the tide of this trend — become the expert needed to protect against online threats. Graduate from UWF’s online master’s in cybersecurity and step into cybersecurity roles with outstanding earning potential and growth rates as high as 52% in Florida.

Cybersecurity Careers

  1. Computer and Information Systems Manager: $159,010 per year
  2. Information Security Analyst: $102,600 per year
  3. Database Administrator: $98,860 per year
  4. Network Administrator: $80,600 per year
  5. Cyber Security Analyst: $77,253 per year

Cybercrime statistic from the 2022 Official Cybercrime Report by Cybersecurity Ventures. Median and average salary figures (as of 2022) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.

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