• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Our online MS in Cybersecurity program combines an understanding of information technology with relevant knowledge from law, the social sciences, criminology, and management. The MS in Cybersecurity program is designed for working professionals and others who want knowledge they can apply in their workplaces to assess and manage information security risks effectively. The program provides a natural path to the PhD in Information Assurance program for students who want to pursue research in the field and careers involving research. 

Program Objectives

  • Build core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network practices
  • Plan and implement security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights
  • Enhance communication skills for effective interaction with corporate management on IA-related issues

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Information Assurance
  • Capstone Project
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Computer System Security
  • Network Security Practices
  • Software Security Practices
  • Security Risk Management and Assessment
  • Information System Forensics
  • Cyberlaw: Ethics, Privacy, and Digital Rights
  • Decision Making for Critical Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Cyberspace Programming

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    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.

General Requirements

  • Online application and fee
  • Unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts (you can submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended at the time of admission)
  • Statement of purpose that should include career goals and expected outcomes and benefits from the program
  • Recent professional resume listing detailed position responsibilities
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE General Test scores
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (international students only)

This programme is taught in different countries. Which country are you interested in?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs

  • Boston, United States

    1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Toronto, Canada

    1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs
  • Charlotte, United States

    1133 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs
  • Seattle, United States

    1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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