Master of Science in Cybersecurity Online

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Online

Why Choose Hawaii Pacific University Degrees

The online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program from Hawaii Pacific University prepares you to defend your organization from data breaches and advance your career as a cybersecurity leader. The curriculum is designed with a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge in computer security, network security, and information security. 

In the online MS in Cybersecurity program you will experience collaborative online classes that cover a variety of trending cybersecurity topics. Plus, you’ll prep for key certification exams such as CompTIA CySA+ Security, CompTIA PenTest+, and CompTIA Server+. You will graduate ready to demonstrate your expertise to future employers, and to effectively protect the safety of your community or organization.

By the time you complete your master’s in cybersecurity online , you will be ready to demonstrate your cybersecurity expertise to potential employers as well as add certifications to your résumé. The following courses will help equip you to sit for the respective professional certification exams:

  • CYBS 6015 — prepares students for CompTIA CySA+ Security
  • CYBS 6025 — prepares students for CompTIA PenTest+  
  • CYBS 6040 — prepares students for CompTIA Server+  

Each of these certification exams helps to verify the skills you need to secure a job or promotion within the industry . Professional roles that graduates can pursue with the above exam certifications include:

  • Security operations center (SOC) analyst
  • Vulnerability analyst
  • Threat intelligence analyst
  • Security engineer
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Vulnerability tester
  • Security analyst (II)

  • Network security operations
  • Application security vulnerability
  • Systems administrator
  • Data center technician
  • Server administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Field service technician

Students who complete successfully the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity program will:

  • Evaluate theories, principles, and best practices related to the evolving global cybersecurity landscape by assessing and reviewing recent strategies.

  • Demonstrate scholastic mastery you need to develop research topics and projects based on underlying cybersecurity principles learned throughout the program.

  • Analyze data using accepted best practices for the purpose of synthesizing an effective and ethical cybersecurity solution.

  • RECOMMEND appropriate cybersecurity theories and frameworks to stakeholders to evaluate, mitigate, and manage ongoing risks, threats, and vulnerabilities in contexts of uncertainty.

Applicants to Hawaii Pacific University’s online MS in Cybersecurity program must have earned a bachelor’s from an accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be considered for probationary admission. All levels of work experience are welcome. No GRE or other standardized test scores and no prerequisite courses are required to apply.


  • January, May, and August


  • Apply online ($55 app fee)
  • Official transcript/s
  • Résumé


  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement/essay


Guide for International Applicants

All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation and certified U.S. bachelor’s equivalency evaluation. Please note that no student visa to the U.S. will be issued for this 100% online master’s in cybersecurity program. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and translated/evaluated by one of the following: 


  • Official NACES Member, translation and evaluation service
  • Ministry of Education, consulate, or embassy

To learn more about international application requirements and English proficiency requirements, visit our international students webpage.


Help protect your organization and community from digital threats with cybersecurity expertise. Request information about our online Master of Science in Cybersecurity today.