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An Online Master’s in Cybersecurity for All Professionals

A master’s in cybersecurity from the Katz School of Science and Health is a gateway to an exciting, fulfilling career, no matter your professional background.

We welcome current network security professionals who are looking to enhance their expertise as well as career-changers seeking a pivot into one of the most essential and lucrative fields today.

By bringing our professionally focused master’s in cybersecurity online, we are expanding the impact of this transformative education beyond our Midtown Manhattan home. Learn about our commitment to your success as a cybersecurity professional, discover the impressive qualifications of our high-caliber practitioner faculty, and get ready to apply to a career-redefining online program.

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Program Details

  • 10 courses
  • 30 credits
  • 7 required courses, 2 electives, 1 capstone
  • Optional internship
  • 14-week semesters
    • 7-week terms
  • Complete in as few as 20 months
  • Three opportunities to start per year
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Jonathan Deutsch
I felt that this program could afford me the soft skills to really lead, to protect the security environment, to change the mindset of an organizational culture so that people want to be more secure.
Jonathan Deutsch, MS '20
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Because cybersecurity is your passion and your business.

You’ve come to Katz for your master’s in cybersecurity because your interest in the technical aspects of the subject and your commitment to its crucial mission are matched by your ambition to excel. We believe the most successful cybersecurity professionals must know far more than how to safeguard a network; they must understand how to apply that skill set in any business setting.

At every step of the way throughout our online MS in Cybersecurity program, we offer professionalization opportunities that will shape you into a true leader. From coursework specifically focused on managing cybersecurity teams to optional internships at industry-leading companies and a culminating capstone project, our program offers you the most direct path to a rewarding career.
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From a cybersecurity epicenter, accessible anywhere.

New York City is a cybersecurity hotspot. The abundance of global corporate leaders headquartered in the city has created a demand for cybersecurity talent to safeguard their digital assets and defend their reputations. As a result, New York boasts the second-most cybersecurity jobs of any U.S. city1 and the third-highest average salary for cybersecurity professionals.2

Immersed in New York’s cybersecurity industry hub, the Katz School is uniquely positioned to offer an MS in Cybersecurity with immediate professional impact. Our faculty are active practitioners in this dynamic field at major organizations throughout the city and around the world; the unique power of the education you will receive in our online program owes to their expert perspective and their daily work at the heart of this cybersecurity nexus.

Get Certified, Get Ahead

The online MS in Cybersecurity is your gateway to acquiring two critical professional certifications: the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the CompTIA Network+.

The CISSP, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity and IT security certifications, is granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)², and it confirms that students have the necessary skills to perform various security functions and to pursue an advanced career in IT security. (ISC)² supports those who hold the certification with a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Online MS in Cybersecurity students will be qualified to sit for the CISSP exam upon completion of the program’s first course, Cybersecurity Foundations.

Our Cybersecurity Bridge Course, which fulfills the prerequisite for the MS in Cybersecurity program, covers some of the same content you’ll find on the Network+ certification exam, offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The bridge course covers a wide range of topics, including how 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 configuration; implement network security standards and protocols; troubleshoot network problems; and support the creation of virtualized networks.

Upon graduation from our program, you’ll be well on your way toward preparedness for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and ISACA-CRISC exams. Our online master’s in cybersecurity gives you a leg up on the competition in this high-stakes, credential-driven field, and it can position you to earn the six-figure salary that comes with the right certification.3

Online Excellence Is a Matter of Design

Our cybersecurity master’s degree program is not simply offered online; it’s built for it. Our intuitive learning management system makes each of your courses accessible, convenient and collaborative through seamless digital delivery. You’ll connect with career-oriented peers via discussion boards, group assignments and other interactive features, and you’ll have the ability to monitor your progress through each course in real time.

Best of all, because we understand the unique demands that everyone faces in trying to balance personal, professional and educational responsibilities, all online MS in Cybersecurity course content is available 24/7 and can be completed whenever your schedule allows. Our online experience ensures there’s no reason to delay beginning this career-defining program.

Learn From Industry Leaders

When you earn your MS in Cybersecurity online at Katz, you will learn from the same faculty of seasoned industry experts who teach on our New York City campus. They are corporate vice presidents and senior vice presidents, chief security officers, leaders at top 20 global banks and Fortune 500 companies, Certified Ethical Hackers, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Information Systems Auditors, former military intelligence officers, and speakers at industry-leading conferences including RSA and Black Hat.

You will benefit from their expertise in each class of the online MS in Cybersecurity program and establish a network of powerful connections that will aid you in your search for internships and job opportunities.

Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Jun
17
Priority Application Deadline
June 17, 2021
Fall 2021
Aug
26
Application Deadline
August 26, 2021
Fall 2021
Aug
30
Next Start
August 30, 2021
Fall 2021
Sources

1. Retrieved on July 30, 2020, from stronger.tech/the-cybersecurity-job-outlook-2019-part-2-professionals/
2. Retrieved on July 30, 2020, from ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Highest-Paying-Cyber-Security-Salary-by-City
3. Retrieved on July 30, 2020, from payscale.com/research/US/Certification=Certified_Information_Systems_Security_Professional_(CISSP)/Salary

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