Cybersecurity | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Cybersecurity

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in cybersecurity and a career in an in-demand field.

With the vast amount of sensitive data now stored in the digital universe—everything from social security numbers to matters of national security—it’s critical that we ensure this information is secure and protected. For computer networks and electronic infrastructures, cybersecurity experts stand as the last and most effective line of defense against malicious cyber attacks.

The cybersecurity field is expected to generate many new jobs over the next decade as industry and government continue to emphasize safe data and information systems. Cybersecurity professionals can thrive in 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.

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Pathway to a Master’s in Cybersecurity

The NYU Tandon Bridge Program is your pathway to pursuing a Cybersecurity Master's Degree (including the Cyber Fellowship program) at NYU Tandon and a career in this essential field.

The M.S. in Cybersecurity at NYU Tandon is a two-year, 30-credit program, offered on-campus, online, or blended. Please note that the Cyber Fellowship program, which offers a 75% tuition scholarship, is only available online. Our Cybersecurity program curriculum is rooted in the belief that theory and research must translate into real-world solutions. Our classes are taught by internationally known experts and we have been designated an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, a Center of Excellence in Research, and a Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations.

The master's degree program is offered in the following ways (choose your preference):

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Online

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Blended
Learning*

 

*Blended Learning: As a student, you also have the option to take courses both on-campus and online; however, you must apply as either an online or on-campus student. You should apply to whichever format you plan to take the majority of your classes in.


NYU Tandon Bridge Program Topics

  • Fundamentals of system hardware
  • Number Systems
  • Compilation and Execution process
  • Data types and Expressions
  • Branching Statements
  • Iterative Statements
  • Intro to algorithm analysis and Order of growth
  • Coding functions, Abstraction and Runtime stack
  • Arrays
  • Strings
  • Pointers and Dynamic allocation
  • Logic
  • Proofs
  • Sets
  • Mathematical Functions
  • Introduction to Counting
  • Discrete Probability
  • Induction
  • Recursion
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Object Oriented Programming Concepts
  • File Processing
  • Linked Lists
  • Stacks and Queues
  • Trees and Binary Search Trees
  • Intro to OS Concepts
  • Processes & Threads
  • Thread concurrency and deadlocks
  • Memory Management
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of OSI/RM
  • Physical layout of networks
  • Application Layer, Network Layer & Transport Layer

Upcoming Deadlines

Semester

Course
Duration

Course
Start Date

Defer/
Withdraw 
Deadline

Course
End Date

Next NYU
Tandon
Masters

Next NYU
CUSP
Masters

Winter 2021

17-Week

1/4/2021

2/1/2021

4/30/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Winter 2021

24-Week

1/4/2021

2/1/2021

6/18/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Fall 2021

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Spring 2021

24-Week

3/29/2021

4/26/2021

9/10/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Summer 2021

17-Week

7/5/2021

8/2/2021

10/29/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

Summer 2021

24-Week

7/5/2021

8/2/2021

12/17/2021

Online &
On-Campus:
Spring 2022

On-Campus:
Fall 2022

The NYU Tandon Bridge program starts every winter (January), spring (April), and summer (July). Bridge students who wish to apply for a masters degree must submit an M.S. application. For more information please see our Applying to a Master’s Degree from Bridge webpage.

How to Apply to Bridge

 

Questions?

We are here to help! Call us at 646.997.3623, U.S. Toll-Free at 877.503.7659, or email us at tandon.online@nyu.edu.