12 months
33482 USD/year
33482 USD/year
12170 USD/year
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Earn a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree at Auburn University from one of only sixteen universities in the nation designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research, and Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. 

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Auburn University ’s cybersecurity engineering graduate program (i.e., MS-CYBE) prepares students for analyzing, developing, investigating, protecting, and defending the cyber ecosystem of organizations. As such, it focuses on the engineering and technical aspects of cybersecurity. The  degree is designed to appeal to practitioners as well as research scholars through the requirement of capstone experience.

The Cybersecurity Engineering graduate degree can be earned entirely through on‐campus instruction, through the Engineering Online Graduate Program, or a combination of the two. Distance students should note that MATH 6180, Cryptography, is offered only in an on‐campus format and cannot include it as one of their elective cybersecurity‐specific courses.

Program Outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Understanding of computer science principles beyond the baccalaureate level. This is assessed by successful completion of Foundational Courses.
  • Outcome 2: Acquisition of skills specific to identifying and assessing cybersecurity threats; developing suitably protective and resilient network and software mechanisms; defending against cyber attacks; and detecting, triaging, and mitigating cybersecurity breaches. This is assessed by successful completion of Cybersecurity‐Specific Courses.
  • Outcome 3: Acquisition of skills relevant to the workforce. This is assessed by successful completion of a Capstone Project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Real Time and Embedded Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 International applicants should submit all required materials at least 90 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study.


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree in computer science, software engineering, or an equivalent technically‐deep software‐oriented equivalent discipline from an institution of recognized standing. Degrees or significant work experience in information technology, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines may also be suitable. Application will be evaluated on an individual basis by the department's graduate admission committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6085 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Auburn

850 - 1300 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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