Master On Campus Online


Rutgers University

18 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
21600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Cybersecurity program of Rutgers University prepares students for roles within the industry, building on students' backgrounds and experiences.


About the Program

Students come into the program with backgrounds such as Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Forensic Science, IT, Psychology, ECE, Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Law Enforcement, Policing, Military, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and more. The curriculum integrates traditional courses in cybersecurity science with courses in business and management, through a professionally guided curriculum, building on your existing background and helping to guide you to where you want to go through our professionally guided curriculum.

An MBS degree gives students multiple hands on course projects that give them the opportunity to partner with companies, nonprofits, and government agencies. Students are also given the opportunity to do semester long projects through the MBS Externship Exchange program. Open to working students, online students, and full/part time students. MBS courses are offered to help working professionals get ahead or move into new fields, with our courses offered in the evenings and hybrid/online.

The curriculum of the Cybersecurity program of Rutgers University brings together the fields of computer science, IT, policy, criminal justice, management, and more. It provides rigorous cybersecurity curriculum in information assurance, information systems, computer security and systems reliability, and criminal justice, paired with business and policy courses. The goal is to create a well-rounded cybersecurity professional that understands the technology and how it relates to policing, business, policy, and legal issues. Students will gain mission-critical skills to secure information technology infrastructure and also the business skills for becoming strategic experts and leaders in a variety of fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Market Assessment & Analysis
  • Communication  & Professional Development
  • Essentials of Cybersecurity and Secure Systems
  • Linux Administration & Networking
  • Data Privacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requirements are consistent with the overall admission requirements of the Master of Business & Science degree programs.
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in a relevant discipline is required. It’s recommended the students should a bachelor degree in information technology, information systems, cybersecurity, computer science or engineering, or have taken courses in programming, operating systems, and algorithms. IT work experience is preferred.
  • Students with a non-IT background, but with relevant experience (e.g., law enforcement, criminal justice) are also suggested to apply. For those without significant programming experience, basic programming and data structures courses are available.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per semester during 18 months.

$10800 for online option

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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