New York University – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity2019-06-18T20:10:34+00:00

New York University – Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Program Overview

According to New York University:

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is rooted in the belief that theory and research must translate into real-world solutions. Therefore, students enrolled at NYU Tandon benefit from a distinguished curriculum of research and education in the field of cybersecurity, with classes taught by internationally known experts. The school is designated as an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, a Center of Excellence in Research and a Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations. In addition, the MS in Cybersecurity curriculum meets the National Training Standards set by the Committee on National Security Systems. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be ready for a career as a developer of security products, security application programmer, security analyst and penetration tester. You can also pursue work as a security researcher, vulnerability analyst or security architect, or continue your studies toward a doctorate.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 30
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Concentrations NYU Tandon School of Engineering is one of about 20 graduate schools in the country to have the designation of National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations, allowing students enrolled in the MS in Cybersecurity program to specialize in CAE-Cyber Operations:

  • CAE-Cyber Operations Program: The specialization is intended to be a deeply technical, interdisciplinary, higher education program firmly grounded in the computer science, computer engineering, and/or electrical engineering disciplines, with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications via labs/exercises.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete
  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 2-3 years
Admission requirements According to New York University, to be eligible for admission to the Master of Cybersecurity program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, science, or engineering (however, applicants with degrees in other fields are considered individually for admission)
  • Knowledge of mathematics through calculus
  • At least 1 year of university-level science
  • A working knowledge of a high-level, general-purpose programming language (preferably C++) and of data structures
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and spoken English. Foreign students and others for whom English is a second language may be required to undertake preparatory work to improve their language skills before admission into the graduate program
  • Statement of Purpose: Applicants should submit a special purpose statement with your application that states experience in cybersecurity and motivation for applying to the program
  • A basic understanding of computer fundamentals such as computer organization and operation, data structures, and computer architecture
  • GRE scores (see below for more information)
GRE Requirements:

Full-time applicants are required to submit in the GRE exam. Part-time applicants who satisfy one of the following conditions are not required but encouraged to submit a GRE score:

  • Applicant has successfully completed the Bridge to Tandon program with a B+ or better.
  • Applicant completes 9 credits under Visiting Student Registration from an approved list of CSE courses and maintains an average grade of B+ or better.
  • Applicant has a BA or BS degree in computer science or computer engineering from NYU, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students who are lacking the computer science skills needed for the Cybersecurity Master’s Degree are encouraged to enroll into the preparatory Bridge to NYU Tandon program. Pending satisfactory completion, students would be considered for admission towards the master’s degree program.

Admission with advanced standing is accepted in accordance with the School of Engineering regulations published in the bulletin. A maximum of 9 credits may be applied to the MS degree from previous graduate work at an acceptable institution.