Become a Cyber Security Leader

Learn to effect positive change in mitigating cyber threats with a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership from University of San Diego. USD’s immersive, online program is designed for bachelor-prepared students who want to take a leadership role in mitigating and eliminating cyber threats to businesses, law enforcement agencies or government/military agencies.

Whether you are currently working in a cyber security role, or are preparing yourself to enter the field, this unique online degree program will teach you cyber security concepts and skills in the areas of technology, law, policy, compliance, governance, intelligence, incident response and management. In just 20 months, you’ll develop the expertise you need assess cyber risks, design mitigation strategies, and build and manage a world-class cyber security team.

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"I know of no other school providing so comprehensive a program and using a total immersion strategy to educate cyber professionals. This strategy, employed by the University of San Diego, in my opinion is the most efficient and effective way to teach cyber security and serves as a model for the nation."

Thomas Baer

Director, Department of Homeland Security

Program Snapshot

Application Deadline April, 22 2019

Program Length 20 Months

Total Credits 31

Format 100% Online

Why Choose University of San Diego?


accredited university

Aside from attending an established, prestigious university with a long history and a great reputation, you’ll enjoy a practical, relevant curriculum geared toward career advancement.


Enjoy flexible

No time to attend class full-time? We get it. That’s why our flexible schedules are ideal for working professionals with a lot on their plate.



Unlike many graduate programs, we don’t require students to take the GMAT or GRE in order to be admitted—so you have one less thing to worry about.