24 months
23650 USD/year
23650 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Cybersecurity at Northeastern University explores key issues in information security and how technology can help resolve them. You will build and strengthen your technical skills and add to your understanding of the context in which cybersecurity technology is applied.

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The online MS in Cybersecurity program at Northeastern University 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
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Computer System Security
  • Network Security Practices
  • Software Security Practices
  • Security Risk Management and Assessment
  • Information System Forensics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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