M.Sc. On Campus

Cyber Security (without Thesis)

18 months
9800 USD/year
7625 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Cyber systems and security aim to find solutions to ensure the efficiency, security and confidentiality of data production, transmission, storage and computing systems in different fields. The Cyber Security (without Thesis) programme is offered by Koc University.


The term cyber defines activities using computer systems and networks. Nowadays, one of the most important needs of cyber technologies in terms of both infrastructure and applications is cyber security.  

The Cyber Security (without Thesis)  programme is offered by Koc University.

Hence, there is a growing demand for experts in the field of cyber systems and information security in both academia and industry. 

According to the ISC2 2019 report, there exists a shortage of more than 4 million cyber systems and security experts in the world. In order to meet this crucial need, an innovative graduate program that combines several fields such as cryptology, computer networks, operating systems, software engineering, cloud systems, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, risk analysis, strategic planning and criminal law, is required. 

By offering theoretical and practical courses to meet the aforementioned needs at the master’s level for students who have completed fundamental computer engineering or equivalent education at the undergraduate level, the objective is to ensure that our country becomes a pioneer in the field of cyber systems and security.

Programme Structure

Required Courses

  • Computer And Network Securıity
  • Modern Cryptography
Elective Courses
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Applied Penetration Testing
  • Secure Software Coding And Testing
  • Blockchain And Crypto Currencies
  • Internet And Cloud Security
  • Cyber Security And Data Protection Law
  • Computer Networks
  • Information Theory
  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Parallel Programming
  • Deep Learning
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Software Reliability: Specification, Testing and Verification
  • Random Processes
  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Networks
  • Number Theory
  • Probability Theory
  • Optimization Models and Algorithms
  • Stochastic Models and Their Applications
  • Decision Analysis
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Heuristic Methods
  • Queueing Theory
  • Reliability Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume / CV
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
    • English language proficiency test results (TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL)
    • ALES/GRE test score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    7625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7625 USD per year during 18 months.
  • Turkish students: 67500 Turkish Lira

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /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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