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Cybersecurity Policy and Governance

Boston College

12 months
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1218 USD/credit
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About

From the moment you enroll in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program at Boston College's Woods College of Advancing Studies, you join a powerful community of top cybersecurity experts who are building a safer future right now. 

Overview

It's time to fight cyber with cyber.

It's not a question of whether cyberattacks will happen, but when. The rise of serious threats on public and private institutions is the new norm. 

With an emphasis on leadership, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills, our program prepares professionals to meet and respond to the challenges of today’s cyber ecosystem. 

Available online, on campus during the evening, or in any combination that works best for you, learn how you can help organizations protect their data, identify and manage cyber risk, and recover from cyberattacksan the Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program from Boston College.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design, develop, and implement cybersecurity and crisis management strategies that defend against, mitigate, and ensure recovery from cyber attack.
  • Develop and present the most cogent case for cybersecurity investment to senior executives, boards of directors, and government officials.
  • Cultivate and promote ethical principles that complement and advance company policies and government interests.
  • Bridge the communication gap between information technology security professionals and key business and government stakeholders.
  • Design, develop, and implement cyber risk assessment methodologies, best practice organizational models, sufficiency standards, and risk management options.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cyber Ecosystem and Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Policy: Privacy & Legal Requirements
  • Network & Infrastructure Security
  • Incident Response & Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Governance, Risk Management & Compliancy
  • Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity & the Ignatian Paradigm
  • Plus four electives (See elective options below)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Language

English
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).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
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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).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

Submit the following:

  • Official high school degree or official GED transcript
  • Official college/university transcripts of previously attended schools
  • Essays
  • Application fee: $45
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1218 USD/credit
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    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1218 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

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