Cybersecurity Master's Degree | Online | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Cybersecurity, M.S.

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Why Cybersecurity at NYU?

Cybersecurity theory and research are critical today; your ability to get to new levels in your career and become a cybersecurity professional adept at tackling evolving threats has never been more important.

At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, our MS in Cybersecurity program's curriculum is rooted in the belief that  an accessible path to career advancement and learning to build real-world solutions are essential. To this end, we created NYU Cyber Fellows to provide, a 75% scholarship for the Cybersecurity M.S. online and operate the National Science Foundation-funded Offensive Security, Incident Response, and Internet Security (OSIRIS) laboratory.

  • NYU Tandon has a distinguished history of research and education in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Classes are taught by internationally known experts.
  • Designated as an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense Research.
  • The Application process has been streamlined to as little as 15 minutes to apply, receive a decision in 15 business days.

 

 

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Curriculum

This section reflects the most recent program requirements. Students enrolled prior must adhere to the catalog requirements originally enrolled into.

CS-GY6813 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6823 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6903 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY9163 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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The required security core courses will typically have a project component.


Students must choose three of the following.

CS-GY6233 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6843 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6033 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6083 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6923 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6003 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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   Other CS electives approved by Advisor.


You may choose security-related courses from the School of Engineering or from New York University, including courses in psychology, law, and sociology departments. Selected courses must be approved by the Program Committee. All the following courses have been pre-approved; others must be approved by the Program Committee.

CS-GY6963 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6803 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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CS-GY6573 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

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   Offensive Security*

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   Mobile Security*

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   Cloud Security*

    Course Offered: Fall and Spring

   Operation Technology Security*

    Course Offered: Fall

   * = Selected Topics in CS CS-GY9223                                 3 Credits

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   Other CS electives approved by Advisor


In each student's last year in the program the student will designate a project from one or more courses taken in the program pathway. The students will submit the project along with the faculty sponsor to their advisor for approval before the project enhancement and dissemination is complete. The student will enhance the work done in the project including a dissemination of the project and results in the form of a paper or presentation. The project dissemination will be archived by the program administration. Students can choose to do the enhancement of the project.


One goal of the MS program in Cybersecurity is to introduce students to the exciting research in the area of cybersecurity, which you can use as a stepping stone to pursue a PhD degree. To this end, we offer a semester-long advanced project (CS 9963) in the area of cybersecurity as an elective. If you choose this option you will work under the guidance of a research professor and gain invaluable research experience.


In addition to the above semester-long research experience, the program also offers research-oriented MS students to take up the master's thesis option. If you select this option, you will need to take 6 credits of CS 9973 working with a faculty advisor on some research problem in cybersecurity in lieu of 2 out of the 3 required electives.

The research need not be original, but should adequately demonstrate your proficiency in the subject material. An oral defense of the master's thesis with at least 3 professors in attendance is required. The 6 credits of master's thesis must span over a period of exactly 2 consecutive semesters. Whenever relevant, 3.00 credits of CS 9963 may be used as 3.00 credits of CS 9973, subject to the approval of your faculty adviser(s).

Cyber Ops Specialization

NOTE: Please refer to the Course Catalog to view course descriptions by course number if information is not listed above.


 

 

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Designation Tracks

NYU Tandon School of Engineering is one of the select institutions recognized by the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C). The following courses taken within the Cybersecurity Master's Degree online program qualify for the following two designations.

Students also may elect to specialize by taking specific courses in an area of concentration. Two tracks are available:


CS-GY6843 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
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CS-GY6823 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY6903 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY9163 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY6233 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY6803 Please refer to the bulletin for more information

   Mobile Security CS-GY9223                                                 3 Credits

   Offensive Security CS-GY9223                                            3 Credits

   Digital Forensics CS-GY6963*                                             3 Credits

   Cloud Security CS-GY9223*                                                3 Credits

   Operational Technology Security CS-GY9223*                  3 Credits

* Optionally completed to meet program requirements


Prerequisites

Students must show equivalency of all of the following in previous academic work.

CS-GY5303 Please refer to the bulletin for more information
CS-GY5403 Please refer to the bulletin for more information


Admission Information

You need a superior undergraduate record from an accredited institution in order to be considered for entrance into the program. Preferably, you should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, science, or engineering. However, applicants with a minor in CS, relevant technical experience, or with degrees in other fields are considered individually for admission.

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With an undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, science, engineering or similar 
You must satisfy the following:

 

  • 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++)
  • 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 (maximum 250 words): You should submit a special purpose statement with your application that states your experience in cybersecurity and your motivation for applying to the program.
  • A basic understanding of computer fundamentals such as computer organization and operation, data structures and algorithms, and computer architecture.
  • GRE scores. See GRE section below for details on requirements or waiver.
All other degrees 
If you come from a non-engineering background you can prepare to apply for the Cybersecurity Master’s Degree by taking the NYU Tandon Bridge 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 master's degree from previous graduate work with a grade of B or better at an acceptable institution.


NYU Tandon's NYU Cyber Fellows program is an affordable part-time and full-time online M.S. in Cybersecurity with a curriculum designed in cooperation with elite corporate partners. Now offering scholarships of as much as 75 percent of tuition to both U.S. and non-U.S. residents.

For more details visit NYU Cyber Fellows.


We recognize that due to COVID-19 restrictions some applicants may experience difficulty in taking the GRE test and, in response, we are committed to being flexible. For the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 terms, the GRE is not required for all NYU Tandon Online MS programs. For more information, see the GRE/GMAT Requirements page.


If you come from a non-engineering background you can prepare to apply for the Cybersecurity Master’s Degree in one of the following two ways:

Option One: NYU Tandon Bridge

The 100% online NYU Tandon Bridge course prepares students without a Cybersecurity degree or other related experience to apply for select NYU Tandon Master’s Degree programs. In the course, students will learn computer science fundamentals and programming with C++. Students’ performance in the Bridge will count toward their Master’s degree application decisions. The Bridge is a non-credit certificate course, and those who complete the Bridge with a final grade of C or above will earn a Certificate of Completion, and those who earn a B+ or above will receive a Certificate of Completion with Distinction. Note: regardless of performance, successful completion of the Bridge course does not guarantee admission to any academic program.

The NYU Tandon Bridge course is taught by faculty members of the Computer Science department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, aided by NYU Tandon Graduate student teaching assistants. Students will participate in interactive online modules, live webinars, assignments, and tests.

NYU Tandon Bridge

 

Option Two: Take both MicroBachelors

There are two MicroBachelors courses on edX that are equivalent to a preparatory pathway for this program.

Students need to earn and apply for the undergraduate credits for the Programming and Data Structures MicroBachelors from one of the credit-granting partners to show successful completion of the material.


Applications for transfer credits must be submitted for consideration before the end of the first semester of matriculation. Courses with grades below B are not eligible for transfer. Transfer credits for courses taken after matriculation at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are rarely accepted and must be approved by the student’s academic department and by the Office of Graduate Academics before the course is taken. Grades for transferred credits or courses are not recorded and are not included in GPA calculations.