Admission Requirements

Cybersecurity, MS Online

The admissions requirements for this program are parallel to the on-campus requirements. View the Cybersecurity, MS admissions requirements.

Students who have superior academic credentials but lack sufficient computer science background will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Find out more about our new program, A Bridge to NYU Tandon for students lacking a background in computer science.

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:

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

Preparatory Course

If you come from a non-engineering background you can prepare to apply for the Cybersecurity Master’s Degree in one of two ways, by either taking the one-course Cybersecurity Bridge Program or three individual preparatory courses. See preparatory course options below.

  1. Cybersecurity Bridge Program

    The Bridge Program is a prerequisite course recommended to those interested in applying for the Cybersecurity Master's Degree who are lacking a background in science or engineering. If you have a degree in liberal arts or similar, our one-course online program will provide you the tools needed to upgrade your math, science or engineering knowledge for consideration to a qualifying master’s degree at the School of Engineering. Should you complete this intensive bridge course with a grade of B+ or better, you are eligible to be admitted without any course deficiencies, should you meet all other School of Engineering admission requirements.

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  2. We offer three preparatory bridge courses for students who do not have a working knowledge of a high level, general-purpose programming language or a background in sets, functions, relations, asymptotic notation, proof techniques, induction, combinatorics, discrete probability, recurrences, graphs, trees, mathematical models of computation and undecidability.


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