24 months
310 USD/credit 4960 USD/year
310 USD/credit 4960 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) requires 32 credit hours of coursework (including a 5 credit practicum project course),  Two of the core courses, which students in each specialization will take, will provide a broad overview of technology and policy dimensions of cybersecurity.


Key facts

The third flexible core course will provide breadth because it must come from a specialization separate from the one in which a student is enrolled. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers a practicum project (5 credit hours) with common learning objectives across all participating units will be a core requirement. Each participating unit will decide required and elective courses for the MS Cybersecurity degree specialization offered by it (a total of 18 credit hours). These requirements have been defined by the participating units and are described in the next section.

Although all three participating schools will offer a single degree, MS Cybersecurity the focus of the degree (e.g., technology or policy) will depend on the specialization defined by the offering unit. In particular, each unit will offer the following specializations for the MS degree in Cybersecurity.

  • The School of Computer Science (CS) offers the MS Cybersecurity degree with a technology specialization.
  • The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers the MS Cybersecurity degree with a cyber-physical and energy systems specialization.
  • The School of Public Policy (PUBP) offers the MS cybersecurity degree with a policy specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Security
  • Information Security Policies and Strategies
  • Information Security Practicum
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Principles of Network Management
  • Software Development Process
  • Software Architecture and Design
  • Advanced Topics in Software Analysis and Testing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


32 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official GRE Scores
  • Transcript (unofficial or official) for eligible degrees (only Physics, Computer Science, and all Engineering fields)
  • Official transcripts are welcomed but are only submitted if an acceptance has been offered.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • *Official TOEFL Scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 310 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 310 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 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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