Admission and Financial Aid

Most of our students have an undergraduate degree or professional experience in areas like information science, information technology, databases, computer science, and other technology fields. Program prerequisites include a minimum of one serious computer networking or computer security course with a grade of B or better.

Making a career change? We’ve developed an accelerated Networking Fundamentals course for applicants who do not have prior coursework or experience, or who want to brush up before the program starts. In addition to providing the prerequisite knowledge for the MS in Cybersecurity, the Networking Fundamentals course prepares students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam, granted by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). For more information on the Networking Fundamentals course, contact an admissions director at

The Katz School also recognizes NYU's Bridge to Tandon program as satisfying the computer networking requirements for the MS in Cybersecurity. To learn more visit: NYU Tandon Bridge.

Application Requirements

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and must submit the following items:

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
    • Minimum of one serious computer networking or computer security course with a grade of B or better
  • Resume 
  • Personal statement detailing your career goals and interest in the program
  • International Applicants:
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for candidates whose bachelor's degrees were earned at a non-English-speaking institution)
    • NACES course-by-course evaluation (for degrees completed outside of the US and English-speaking Canada) 
    • The Katz School offers a fully online, 11-week intensive program for applicants with low intermediate to upper-intermediate English reading, speaking and writing skills. If you’d like to learn more, visit

If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions representative. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review.

For up-to-date application deadlines, visit the Graduate Admissions page:

Networking Fundamentals Course

This course will provide students with the knowledge to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Support the creation of virtualized networks 

For more information, contact an admissions director at

CompTIA Network+ Certification

In addition to providing the prerequisite knowledge for the MS in Cybersecurity program, the Networking Fundamentals course prepares students for the CompTIA Network+ Certification, granted by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Learn more at


All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Scholarship awards are determined during the application review process.

Please schedule an appointment with an admissions director if you have questions about financial aid opportunities and financing your graduate degree. We can do a preliminary transcript review and discuss your admissions and financing options with The Katz School.

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition and fees for all graduate programs:

Jared Hakimi 

Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
Email: Phone: 646-592-4722
Schedule an Appointment with Jared (started & admitted applicants)

Sammi Melendez 

Graduate Advisor
Phone: 646-592-4745                                  
Schedule an Appointment (prospects)