Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program

Earn your degree while you work. Employers hiring nationwide.


You don’t have to choose between going back to school and getting a job. Welcome to the next generation of online cybersecurity education.

In the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), you work for an employer that pays for your education while you gain paid industry experience and training. When you complete the program, you will have earned an associate degree in IT, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and information science majoring in cybersecurity, or a Master of Science in cybersecurity and trusted systems. Additionally, you will have opportunities to sit for various industry recognized certifications, earn other specialty certificates, and earn a Purdue Leadership Academy certificate—all without accumulating student debt and while earning a paycheck.

3.5 million jobs

estimated by 2021

The New York Times

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“Both industry and government have a critical need for cybersecurity experts…We built a multifaceted apprenticeship pipeline that unites industry, government and education in a coordinated effort to develop a highly qualified cybersecurity workforce.”

— Geanie Umberger,
clinical professor and executive director of Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program