Learn to fight cybercrime at Katz with a generous new student scholarship.

Join the #4 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Yeshiva Katz1

4x
Faster job growth than other occupations2
755,000
Open cybersecurity jobs3
95%
Employment rate within six months of graduation4

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Save $14,390 on your tuition when you apply for the Katz Online MS in Cybersecurity. The tuition scholarship is automatically granted to new students accepted for the Spring 2024 term.

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Are you looking to start your career in the vital field of cybersecurity? Earn your master’s degree online with Yeshiva University. Our online Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity, offered through the Katz School of Science and Health, prepares you for the technical and business aspects of cybersecurity.

Complete the form to download a brochure and get more details about the program, including information on the program structure, curriculum, benefits and application requirements.

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Path to Certification

Prepare to sit for major cybersecurity certification exams and give yourself a crucial career edge in a field defined by credentials.
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Management Training

Don’t just master technical skills—learn to deploy them in a leadership role with coursework that trains you to manage a cybersecurity team.
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Expert Faculty

Learn from cybersecurity experts at global banks and Fortune 500 companies, Certified Ethical Hackers, former military intelligence officers and other standout professionals.
Sivan Tehila
By providing hands-on experience in addition to traditional cybersecurity education, students are exposed to the most relevant technology and networks, can hone critical soft skills and will begin their careers already experienced in mitigating attacks. This is demonstrable expertise that our graduates can put on their resumes.
–Sivan Tehila, Director of the MS in Cybersecurity

Certified to succeed.

To stand out in this credential-driven field, you need a cybersecurity degree that dives deeper and delivers more than a bootcamp or a certificate. Taught by seasoned industry experts, each course at the Katz School will move you closer to critical professional milestones such as:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ISACA-CRISC certifications

The online master’s degree in cybersecurity from Yeshiva University is built for your success. In less than two years and for less than half the cost of competing programs, you’ll be ready to enter into one of the most essential and lucrative fields today—no technical background required.1

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Hackers are getting smarter. We are too.

In the battle against cybercrime, you can’t just think like a hacker—you have to think ahead of them. Driven by the latest cybersecurity strategies and tools, our curriculum dives deeper into network security, operating systems, computer science, computer networks and other key cybersecurity topics. Built for the modern digital landscape, our online cybersecurity degree program will prepare you to anticipate and defeat online threats with confidence.

At Katz, we believe the stereotypes of cyber specialists are outdated. Today’s professionals are skilled and savvy individuals who can communicate, collaborate, and empower others to do the same. Not only will this program arm you with cutting-edge technical expertise, but you’ll also develop keen interpersonal skills to lead high-performing teams. From day-to-day network security to crisis mitigation, you’ll grow into the well-rounded and respected leader employers need.

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Hone Your Skills in Hyper-Realistic Simulations

Katz School cybersecurity students can work in a real-world Security Operations Center (SOC) and cyber range, using Cyberbit's hyper-realistic simulations as a training ground.

Work with MITRE ATT&CK Tactics and Techniques, operate on virtual enterprise networks and use commercial-grade security tools like firewalls, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms. Online cybersecurity students can access the Cyberbit simulations remotely while collaborating with their New York City peers in real-time, or by visiting the Midtown Manhattan campus for in-person practice.

Video Transcript

Sivan Tehila:
Every two seconds, there is a cyber attack on a business. We’re one of the first schools to launch a SOC, Security Operation Center. It's the nerve center of any security organization.

Paul Russo:
At The Katz School, our mission is to create the next generation of cybersecurity professionals who will secure our nation's critical infrastructure and who will also ensure that our corporate platforms are secure.

Sivan Tehila:
We decided to partner with Cyberbit. The Cyberbit platform allow us to simulate a real world cyber attack, and by that, our students are getting the ability to experience what it means to be a security analyst.

Susan Green:
A Live Fire is actually a hyper realistic simulation environment where students will be leveraging real networks, real firewalls, real proxies, anything that you would find in a real corporate environment.

Eric Relleke:
Today, we're facing a real world attack that we've taken, reverse engineer and have replayed out for these students so that they can go through, remediate and identify this real world attack that they'll probably face again at some point.

Susan Green:
On behalf of Cyberbit, we are really delighted to be partnering with Katz School.

Sivan Tehila:
The Security Operations Center we're opening is a huge differentiator that we have comparing to other programs.

Paul Russo:
In our Security Operations Center, our students will gain experience in the cutting edge platforms that every CISO is looking for regardless of industry.

Sivan Tehila:
As a hiring manager, it's a huge advantage to hire someone who can really understand what it means to work in a SOC or in any other role in the security organization.

Nicholas Abderlehim:
I personally feel this exercise is different than my normal class studies, is the practical experience we get hands-on. Employers look to see candidates who have this type of experience, and the school definitely prepares its students for that.

Sivan Tehila:
The fact that our students are getting exposure not only to the terms, but to those actual products, having hands-on experience is a competitive advantage in this market.
Paul Russo
The SOC and cyber range give students unprecedented access to real-world scenarios and simulations, cutting-edge tools and techniques and live-fire attacks so they can master the cyber defense skills needed to beat the best hackers. This is the hands-on experience that CISOs in every industry are seeking, and very few programs provide this level of real-world training.
–Paul Russo, University Vice Provost and Dean of the Katz School of Science and Health

Learn Under Cybersecurity Experts

Draw from the experienced cybersecurity professionals who make up our illustrious faculty.

Sivan Tehila

Sivan Tehila

Director of Solutions Architecture at Perimeter81, former CISO of Research and Analysis Division of the Information Security Department of the intelligence Corps
Katz faculty Lev Feldman

Lev Feldman

Principal Security Technical Program Manager at Amazon Web Services
Katz faculty member Aleksandr Zhuk

Aleksandr Zhuk

CISO at sFOX, a prime cryptocurrency broker with 25+ years of experience in Fortune 100 financial services

Why Should I Get an Online Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity?

$265 billion
Cost of cybersecurity attacks by 20315
$9.4 million
Average cost of a data breach in the U.S.6

The opportunities—and consequences—for cyber threats are growing at breakneck speed. Ransomware attacks occur almost six times per minute, and one of the largest ransomware payouts ever made was $40 million.7 While the fallout can be costly, the loss of trust from customers is just as damaging and can affect a company’s reputation for years to come.

Cybersecurity Career Outlook

Between all the news about hacks and data breaches, there’s one glaring truth: the world needs more cybersecurity professionals. The need is so vast, in fact, that there’s an unmet demand for at least 755,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., and 3.5 million jobs globally.3,8 And it’s not set to slow down anytime soon: employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 35% from 2021 to 2031, which is significantly faster than the average for all occupations.9 The diversity of job opportunities and specializations has also opened doors in healthcare, banking, forensic science and more.

With so much valuable data on the line, companies are deeply invested in finding the right people for the job—and paying them well. With a median annual salary of $102,600 per year, now is the time to invest in your cybersecurity development.9 If you’re interested in a cybersecurity career path, an online master’s degree in cybersecurity is one of the most comprehensive and direct ways to secure your place in this exciting, rapidly growing field.

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FAQ

How Credible Is An Online MS in Cybersecurity from YU Katz?

Yeshiva University is a globally recognized institution with rigorous academic standards. Located in the heart of New York City, the Katz School of Science and Health is a research and technology powerhouse with more than 12 graduate programs focused on creating a smarter, safer and healthier world. Consistently ranked as a top national university in the U.S., YU is a smart educational investment for anyone interested in or involved with cybersecurity.

Fortunately, you don’t need to live in New York to benefit from the prime location and renowned academics at Katz. All of our online master’s programs are held to the same impressive standards as our on-campus programs, then modified and digitized for a seamless online experience. Our intuitive learning management system will ensure you learn and retain the crucial information you need for the field, and your online master’s in cybersecurity degree will be as highly regarded as any of our other graduate degrees.

The content in our cybersecurity program is STEM approved and taught by the same elite team of experts who teach on our New York City campus. The instruction, training, and mentorship that you receive will prepare you for key professional certifications that go above and beyond a standard candidate. Better yet, they’ll come with the support and connections of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity?

As with all of our online graduate degrees, this program is designed to accommodate the needs of a modern working professional. Depending on how many courses you’d like to take at once, you can complete your online master’s degree in cybersecurity full-time in as few as 20 months, or part-time at a pace that makes sense for you. Part-time students usually select 1-2 courses per semester in consultation with their program director.

There are three opportunities to start per year: spring, summer, and fall. The program is broken up into 14-week semesters with 7-week terms and 10 courses total.

How Can An MS in Cybersecurity Prepare Me for CISSP Certification?

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is one of the world’s leading cybersecurity and IT security certifications, granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. CISSP confirms that students have the necessary skills to perform various security functions and to pursue an advanced career in IT security.

As an official training partner of the CISSP, the Katz School has specific educational requirements for the online master’s degree in cybersecurity program to make sure students are prepared to take the CISSP exam; in fact, you’ll be ready to sit for the exam after your first semester Cybersecurity Foundations course. From there, you’ll build your expertise to add more rigorous and specialized certifications.
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  1. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from fortune.com/education/information-technology/masters/rankings/most-affordable-online-masters-in-cybersecurity/
  2. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://fortune.com/education/articles/methodology-for-fortunes-ranking-of-online-cybersecurity-programs/
  3. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://www.cyberseek.org/heatmap.html
  4. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from Katz alumni graduating in 2021, including respondents who indicated they received a promotion within six months of their graduation.
  5. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://cybersecurityventures.com/global-ransomware-damage-costs-predicted-to-reach-250-billion-usd-by-2031/
  6. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://www.ibm.com/reports/data-breach
  7. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://www.businessinsider.com/cna-financial-hackers-40-million-ransom-cyberattack-2021-5
  8. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://cybersecurityventures.com/jobs/
  9. Retrieved on March 9, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
Admissions Dates and Deadlines
Nov
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Priority Application Deadline
November 3, 2023
Spring 2024 Term
Jan
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Application Deadline
January 8, 2024
Spring 2024 Term
Jan
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Term Start
January 16, 2024
Spring 2024 Term
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