Master’s in IT – Network Design and Security Design and Secure Networks

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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you passionate about business, technology, and network design? Do you want to learn more about cybersecurity and help your company develop secure networks? If so, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology – Network Design and Security may be for you! Our program can help you learn how to manage network systems, create security methods for data protection, and ensure that your organization’s applications and software carry out vital tasks.

Cyber attacks are on the rise in today’s digital world, and companies of all sizes need qualified professionals who can help them eliminate security threats and optimize networks. With a master’s in computer networking and security, you can prepare to design, utilize, and protect web-based servers and systems in a variety of settings. Apply today and train to lead as a Champion for Christ in the exciting world of cybersecurity!


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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

At Liberty University, we seek to Train Champions for Christ. That means we blend rigorous academics with a biblical worldview so you can pursue a rewarding career while glorifying Christ. Additionally, our professors have real-world experience in their field and are committed to helping you develop practical skills for use in the workplace.

Balancing school and work may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Liberty’s security design and networking master’s degree is available 100% online, and the classes have no set login times. You can earn your degree from the comfort of your home and easily access your course materials whenever you need them. Most importantly, you can stay invested in the things that matter — like your family, job, and community — while taking the next step in your academic journey.

At Liberty, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. We proudly hold regional accreditation through SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. You can pursue your degree with confidence knowing that our programs have met rigorous academic standards.

Whether you’re seeking career advancement, a pay raise, or new job opportunities, our master’s in secure network design can help you pursue an exciting career in cybersecurity. Partner with us and see how far your degree in network design software can take you!


Liberty’s MS in network security and design is broken down into core IT courses and the network specialization. Our IT classes provide advanced training in a variety of topics, including IT infrastructure, systems analysis, software development, database design, and statistical analysis. You will also learn about various countermeasures that are used to combat malicious codes, network attacks, and hostile content.

With our network design and security concentration, you can become equipped to develop innovative improvements in the areas of network creation and data security. Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • Methods for designing database systems that meet the needs of rapidly changing business environments.
  • Practical techniques for securing networks using intrusion detection software and firewalls.
  • Threat models, electronic mail security, network layer security, virtual private networks, and cryptography.

If you’re seeking the skills and credentials needed to succeed in cybersecurity, partner with us. We can help you lead with integrity in your chosen career path.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Military

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.