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Protecting against hackers and cyber attacks for a safer world


30 credits | Master of Science | Full or Part time | On Campus | Evening Classes

With YU’s master’s in Cybersecurity, you’ll develop the technological and managerial expertise to plan, implement, upgrade, monitor and audit cybersecurity protocols and procedures. You’ll master state-of-the-art technologies and practices, and you’ll get hands-on experience with threat mitigation, detection and defense. And you’ll be doing all of this in the heart of New York City—a global epicenter for cybersecurity. 

Protecting an organization's information assets and technology infrastructure is critical and requires hiring teams of cybersecurity professionals to protect against increasingly frequent attacks. Fueling this growth is the rapid evolution of cyber threats through the expansion of mobile device usage, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence and drones. Additionally, evolving privacy and cybersecurity standards and regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are driving demand for a new breed of cybersecurity professionals. Secure your place in this critical and fast-growing industry with YU’s M.S. in Cybersecurity. 


  • Gain cybersecurity know-how in systems architecture, operating systems, applications, endpoints, securing data, networking, cloud security, and software development.
  • Analyze threat landscapes and security frameworks, as well as legal, compliance, and audit frameworks.
  • Develop internal and external communication strategies to promote a cybersecurity culture.
  • Prepare for industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CRISC and CEH.

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships that count toward your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an advisor.

Yeshiva University's master’s in Cybersecurity is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Through the BA/MS option, undergraduates from Yeshiva and Stern College can take up to 9 graduate credits which will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees. After completing their bachelor's, students can finish their graduate degree in just one more year. 

  • Admissions criteria: Junior or senior standing in any YC/SCW undergraduate major with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite courses listed below. Students can begin taking graduate coursework in their junior or senior year.
  • Prerequisites for graduate courses: One computer networking or security course with a minimum grade of B+.

For more information, please contact Program Director Sivan Tehila.

New York City is the place to be for cybersecurity. NYC is investing millions to grow its cybersecurity ecosystem by attracting startups, building infrastructure and creating a centralized cyber command. NYCEDC is backing a CyberCenter to host New York City’s first cybersecurity-dedicated accelerator. Startup companies from around the world are locating in New York. Jerusalem Venture Partners, an Israeli cybersecurity venture fund, is opening its New York office to attract more Israeli companies to the city. In addition, Israel-based D-ID and Intezer will join Team 8, a landmark cybersecurity think tank, which recently opened a hub in New York. Additionally, according to a recent Cybersecurity Spotlight Report, NYC ranks as number 2 on the list of US cities with the most cybersecurity job postings, and is in the top 3 for having the highest salary for information security specialists.

  • Evening courses, so you can work full-time while completing your degree.
  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Small classes where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.

If you're interested in our fully online MS in Cybersecurity, visit for more information.