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Cybersecurity, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
Your work in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity at Mercy College New York will prepare you for a career in a government agency, law enforcement, private companies, hospitals, health care organizations and IT departments.

About

In today's world there is nothing more important than acquiring the advanced education and skills to protect our private data. Companies, governments, law enforcement and individuals all face the growing complexities in our increasingly interconnected world and the need to both safeguard data and prepare for the worst. 

Your work in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity at Mercy College New York will prepare you for a career in a government agency, law enforcement, private companies, hospitals, health care organizations and IT departments.

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Identify types of risks, cyber threats and cyber attacks through wired and wireless network communications
  • Design, develop, and implement to prove the concepts of cyber defense, cyber offense, cyber investigation and cyber management
  • Identify research problems, compare with previous approaches, develop solutions and discuss the research results
  • Understand the privacy of information, information hiding, information assurance, information encryption/decryption
  • Function effectively in a team to complete prototyping of detection, prevention and protection for internal and external cyber attacks and cyber intrusions
  • Acquire and validate evidence related to cyber crimes from personal computers, smartphones, infrastructure hosts, wired and wireless networks

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Topics in Information Security
  • Fndn Cybersecurity Sciences
  • Data Mining/Knowledge Discover
  • Distributed Database/Security
  • Forensic Computing
  • Internet Media & Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Firewall & Intrusion Detection
  • Network & Security
  • Social Implication of Info Sec
  • Info Assurance & Mgt
  • IT Audit & Compliance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis except for a few graduate programs. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete a graduate application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $40 application fee. 
  • Submit official baccalaureate transcript(s)
  • Supporting documents may be required depending on program of interest, which may include:
    • Letters of recommendation 
    • Personal statement
    • Résumé
    • Test scores
    • Additional transcripts from other colleges or universities

Tuition Fee

  • International

    861 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 861 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    861 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 861 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Graduate Registration Fees

  • 12 credits or more : $310/term
  • Less than 12 credits: $155/term

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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