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Cybersecurity, M.Sc.

Cybersecurity, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , DE,
Ensuring the security of the world’s and our own nation’s computers, systems, and networks is a key national security challenge.  Thus, establishing high-quality Cybersecurity educational programs is a top national priority as well as a regional imperative since trained Cybersecurity graduates are of critical importance to several large employer groups in this region. 

About

The Cybersecurity master’s program is structured to enable professionals to gain advanced training in this field.  Unlike other programs that are solely focused on IT security, this program emphasizes deisgn of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems.  It will train individuals that have a traditional background in engineering, computer science, information systems, or related fields to have strong security skills enabling them to develop new secure systems and/or software, to exploit analytics for security purposes, or to develop and manage secure business systems.  Thus graduates of this program will be skilled in the latest theories and practices required to address the most challenging cybersecurity issues facing the world today.

Programme Structure

Program concentrations:

  • Security Analytics
  • Security Management
  • Secure Software
  • Secure Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    155

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    151

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

  • Application Fee - A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application.
  • Prerequisites - You may have majored in any area during your undergraduate study. However, the MAP program requires students to have taken ACCT 207 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 208 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (or their equivalents) before beginning coursework.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • International Students: Language Test Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Newark

  • 990 - 1700 USD/month
    Living Costs

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