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Drexel University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
24 months
1342 USD/credit
1342 USD/credit
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The Cybersecurity program at Drexel University prepares students with both academic and practical training to be competitive in today's rapidly changing technical landscape. The program provides deeply technical and specialized training and enables graduates to understand, adapt, and develop new techniques to confront emerging threats in cybersecurity.

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Administered by the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, this program is interdisciplinary in nature and includes courses from Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics. Topics covered include computer networking, probability concepts, techniques for analyzing algorithms, dependable software design, reverse software engineering, intrusion detection, ethics, privacy, confidentiality, authenticity, and social networking.

The Cybersecurity program at Drexel University offers multidisciplinary "research rotations" as an independent study component of the degree program and an option to participate in the Graduate Coop Program. 

Graduate Co-op Program

Students pursuing an MS degree may choose to participate in the graduate co-op tract. Students will have the opportunity to take a no-credit professional development course that will prepare them for the coop application process, in addition to providing resume critiques and interview skills. After completing 3 quarters of full-time coursework, students will then participate in coop for 6 months before returning to the classroom to complete their degree requirements. For more specific information relating to the graduate coop process, please consult the Graduate Coop Coordinator or the ECE Program Manager for Graduate Programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Cybersecurity
  • Information Policy and Ethics
  • Security Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy general requirements for graduate admission, including a minimum 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale) for the last two years of undergraduate study, as well as for any subsequent graduate work. It is preferred, but not necessary, that applicants hold a bachelor's degree in an engineering or computer science discipline. Degrees must be earned from an accredited college or university. An undergraduate degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a US bachelor's.

  • For full-time applicants, the GRE exam is optional. Students who do not hold a degree from a US institution must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam within two years of application submission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1342 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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