Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security

Program Overview

Cyber security, also known as computer security or information technology security, is a field that integrates knowledge, tools, and systems to monitor and protect data and systems, as well as to prevent and/or mitigate threats.

you Should Know

  • Fulfill 15* credit hours at $419 per credit hour
  • Attend class entirely online

Cyber security professionals prescribe and use policies, procedures, and technology to address natural events, hackers, cyber terrorists, and technical problems that could compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or accessibility of systems and data. Their goal is to lower the overall risk profile of companies and organizations.

Our Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security can prepare you to enter the rapidly-growing fields of information assurance, information security analyst, network security, security policy analyst, and cyber security. 

A 2016 regional analysis of the Kansas City job market shows that employers are seeking information technology professionals. A associate’s-level computer information systems degree can prepare you to enter or move up in this industry sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow annually by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the combined average for all occupations.

MNU is situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie and with our alumni connections at companies like Cerner, Garmin, Nokia and Sprint, you'll be strategically situated for valuable networking and job opportunities.

upcoming start dates**

  • January 2019

*The minimum number of semester credit hours needed to graduate with an associate’s degree at MNU is 60 credit hours. Students may transfer in credit hours, subject to review and approval of each transferred course. We offer complimentary transcript evaluations to determine how many of your hours will transfer into your selected program at MNU. Earn the rest online at MNU!
**For information on our priority application deadlines and registration deadlines, please contact us at 913-971-3800 or at pgadmissions@mnu.edu right away!

Cost & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 60 total
  • Tuition: $419/credit hour* *Prices effective July 1, 2018 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments.

Family Education Discount

MNU partners with many metro companies, organizations, and schools to provide reduced education costs for employees. With these partnerships, employees and some immediate family members can receive a discount on the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Programs.

Military/Veteran Financial Aid

MNU appreciates the service and protection that the Military provides for us all. We offer a Military Financial Aid Program that can help active military, veterans and their spouses reposition themselves in the working world.


 

Job Opportunities

A degree like an Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security from MNU can open doors on your career. Our Career Options tool lets you explore real-time current job opportunities that this degree could qualify you for. We've pre-selected the Kansas City metro for you, but if you're located elsewhere, or looking to move, simply update the location and you can see job opportunities anywhere in the U.S.

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