The Master of Information and Cyber Security

This program prepares students to help organizations protect their data, identify and manage cyber risk, and recover from cyber-attacks.

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The Master of Information and Cyber Security

Program Highlights

The program embraces an interdisciplinary approach, teaching and producing research through a variety of lenses. Students are not offered nor recommend a single track to graduation‚ instead, they will be encouraged to pursue their own interests and meet their professional goals. To name just a few potential focus areas, students could:

  • Explore algorithms and technologies for securing systems
  • Study how users interact with computers in order to provide stronger methods of privacy protection
  • Examine digital approaches to development
  • Ask how to control—through laws and technology—the growing surveillance society
  • Analyze the impact that the “borderless” world of the Internet has on sovereignty
  • Research how changing communications technologies impact law, among many other potential focus areas

Application Requirements

Students with an interest in cybersecurity policy and a background in either policy or technology are encouraged to apply. Prospective students should have a solid background in computer science (major, strong minor, or the equivalent) or an undergraduate or advanced degree in economics, international relations, law, political science, or a related field.

Students must have taken an introductory course in computer programming before enrolling in the program. This is not an admissions requirement to be accepted into the program but is an entrance requirement‚ if a student is accepted into the program before they have taken an introductory course in computer programming, they must take the course before starting the program. The course can include programming in C++, Python, or Java, but should not be Javascript based. The course needs to teach not only programming, but also introduce algorithmic thinking and data structures.

  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
  • GRE scores not required
  • Portfolio (optional)

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Career Outcomes

Set yourself apart among cybersecurity professionals with the unique, interdisciplinary Master’s of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy program. Program graduates enter the workforce with a valuable and sought-after combination of technical skills, global perspective, and policy understanding that employers demand.

Working closely with faculty mentors, students explore numerous avenues to become cybersecurity policy experts and benefit from the technical expertise of the School of Engineering and the global context of The Fletcher School. Students are empowered to pursue their own interests to meet their professional goals.

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