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100% Online Program 

Our 100% online program offers students the flexibility to learn, interact with expert faculty and quality students, complete assignments, and obtain feedback from the faculty; while conveniently in their homes or offices, during the day, evenings, and weekends.

250+ Successful Graduates 

With over 250 highly successful graduates, our program provides professional development and research opportunities for those currently employed or interested in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense positions in both the government and private industry.

Become Skilled

We are committed to providing a premier information security education that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement, and maintain secure modern information infrastructures and systems.

State of the Art, Remote Cyber Security Labs

Master of Science in Information Security - 100% Online

A Master's in Information Security is perfect for...

IT or Cybersecurity Analysts: Deepen your skills and qualify for a senior role, including CIO or CISO.

Military: Improve your status, switch departments, or transition to the private sector.

System Administrators, Software Developers, and Systems Engineers: Advance your career in this lucrative field and competitive job market.

Career Changers: Launch a new career in digital forensics, cybersecurity, cryptography and more!

Need a refresher?

Dust off your computer science skills before you begin the master's degree program, with one of our preparatory courses:


  • Computer Organization
  • Data Structures


  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Object Oriented Programming

Get a head start with these foundational prep courses.

Example Lab Project: Cyber Attack and Defense

In this exercise, you will be assigned a remotely accessible computer with a default Linux or Windows installation. In this one-of-a-kind environment you will:

  • Secure your machine 
  • Perform reconnaissance on classmates’ machines
  • Attack classmates’ machines 
  • Defend your own machine

Professor Spotlight

Dr. Hossain Heydari

JMU computer science professor Dr. Hossain Heydari discusses Apple's refusal to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernadino terrorists. See the video on WHSV TV3.

JMU is one of only 7 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).

What Makes Us One of the Best Online Master's Program in the Nation?

One-on-One Attention from Professors

NSA-Recognized Qualifications

Knowledgeable Faculty