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One of the Nation's Best Information Security Graduate Programs 

Most organizations have information stored in multiple places and accessed in various ways. Information Security professionals protect that information and the data systems from unauthorized use, access, modification or removal. Whether online or offline, Information Security professionals are prepared to protect and combat security breaches.

With hundreds of successful graduates, James Madison University offers one of the nation's oldest and most respected technical Information Security graduate programs. Not only will you gain skills and knowledge, but our program provides professional development and research opportunities for those interested in or employed in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Positions in government or private industry. 

The Connection Between Cybersecurity And Information Security

Both information security and cybersecurity professionals help protect their organization's information. However, Information Security addresses cyber threats and threats from accidents, disasters, employees, and other types of potential information losses.  

With a Master's in Information Security from JMU, you'll be prepared to protect information from any form of threat, not just cyberattacks. 


  • Develop professional cyber defense skills, including cryptography, digital forensics, and incident response. 
  • Discuss common institutional practices, security policies and protocols. 
  • Plan, organize, design, configure and manage security solutions. 
  • Explore the current state and future of cyber-related threats and emerging technologies.
  • IT or Cybersecurity Analysts
  • System Administrators, Software Developers, and Systems Engineer
  • Military Security Specialists
  • Career Changers


Why James Madison University?

100% Online Program 

Students are never required to attend on-campus classes at JMU. Our classes are available worldwide at anytime.

250+ Successful Graduates 

We have over 250 highly successful graduates - who hold very visible InfoSec positions in both government & industry.

Become Skilled

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and maintain secure  information infrastructures and systems.

Remote Cybersecurity Labs

Exclusive access to JMU's state of the art, remotely accessible cyber security labs for realistic hands-on experience.

U.S. News and World Report

Our program ranked in the U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Master's in Information Technology programs. 

No Residency Requirement

Complete your degree without having to take any additional classes that other universities would require. 


JMU is one of only seven original National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, designed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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