Cybersecurity & Information Assurance
The Cybersecurity & Information Assurance concentration will prepare students to critically assess information storage systems such as the Cloud and local network and data access. Graduates with this concentration will seek careers in the field of system analysis, cloud security, database analysis, system redundancy, and other opportunities that focus on protecting, securing, and controlling access to all data storage and information systems.
Common Career Paths
Earning a Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree presents a wide range of opportunities for graduates. Some of the most popular career paths include cybersecurity engineer, cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity auditor, security consultant, ethical hacker, security auditor, and network administrator.
Common Salary Ranges for Graduates
While there are a variety of jobs available in this career path, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for information security analysts in North Carolina in May 2021 to be $117,400.
Average Tuition Cost
The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.
Tuition cost for the MU Online program in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance is $435 per credit, for a total of $53,940 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied. Students who are Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard have a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit, for a total of $31,000 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.
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Frequently Asked Question
According to experts, information assurance is the practice of managing information-related risks and the steps involved to protect information systems. Most of the time, this work is done directly to computers and networks systems.