Villanova University

12 months
1440 USD/credit
1440 USD/credit
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Whether your interest lies in systems, policy or operations—the program’s three areas of concentration—the Cybersecurity program of Villanova University will prepare you for success in this rapidly growing, ever-evolving field.

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Our Community

Pursuing an engineering master's degree at Villanova is to become part of a close-knit scholarly community. Professors of the Cybersecurity program of Villanova University are highly available and engaged in their students' success.

Flexible Options

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings to allow you to successfully balance work and family while earning your degree. You can participate in class on campus, in real-time (synchronously) via our E-Learning program, or on your own schedule through recorded materials and lectures. Our graduate programs are unique in that you can combine online and on campus options, attending class or participating remotely depending upon your availability and preference.

Successful Outcomes

Graduates of Villanova's Master's of Cybersecurity program go on to careers at companies such as:

  • Cigna
  • Google
  • Leidos
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Salesforce

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cryptography & Netwk. Security
  • Cybersec. Threats and Defense
  • Trusted Computing
  • Secure Systems Engineering
  • Control Systems Security
  • Secure Software Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program will be granted to qualified students who hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or applied sciences from an accredited and/or reputable institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in other fields of study, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and with relevant work experience and industry certifications, will also be considered
  • A minimum GRE score of 314 is required for admission
  • The TOEFL or IELTS Examination is required of all students whose native language is not English
  • Application Fee* of fifty dollars ($50.00)
  • Transcripts
  • Two (2) Applicant Rating Forms
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1440 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1440 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1440 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1440 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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