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Protecting against hackers and cyber attacks for a safer world

Cybersecurity

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 MS in Cybersecurity. 

  • Receive your Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Still Qualify for OPT
  • Earn your STEM Master’s Degree in less than 2 years

Highlights

  • 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.

Summer starts: May 24th.  Fall starts: August 30th

Cybersecurity: available on-campus and online and can be finished in either format. OPT available after completion of Spring 2022 semester.

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

  • Cybersecurity Foundations (CISSP)
  • Architecture of Secure Operating Systems, Applications, and Devices
  • Project Management
 
  • Leading Technology Organizations
  • Cybercrime, Cyberwar, and Threat Actors (Elective)
  • Network, Data, and Communications Security
  • Cloud Security: Cybersecurity Audit, Assessment and Training (CCSK)
  • E-Discovery, Digital Evidence & Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Risk Mgt.
  • Capstone

OPT eligible

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 Indeed.com 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.

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups, and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships that count towards 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).

  • 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 online.yu.edu/katz for more information.