Break In or Stand Out with an Online Master’s in Cybersecurity

Whether you’re a current network security professional looking to hone your expertise or a career-changer ready to pivot, Yeshiva University’s (YU) Katz School of Science and Health is your gateway to an exciting career in one of the most essential and lucrative fields today.

With our professionally focused online Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Yeshiva University is expanding the impact of this transformative education beyond our Midtown Manhattan home. As you dive deeper into the program, you’ll learn about our commitment to your success as a cybersecurity professional, discover the impact of our high-caliber practitioner faculty, and be ready to apply for a career-defining online degree.

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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

A Look Inside the Program with Faculty and Alumni

Hear from Program Director Sivan Tehila, Professor Aleksander Zhuk and alumni Naim Glloxhani on what makes the online MS in Cybersecurity unique, what you’ll learn and how it can enhance your career.

Video Transcript

Sivan Tehila:
Every two seconds, an enterprise is being hacked by a ransomware attack and this is only one of the reasons why cybersecurity is in demand and it's a thriving industry.

Aleksander Zhuk:
Protecting, defending, assessing business risk, enabling the business to move forward with all of these risks in mind, that's what I love to do. My name is Aleksander Zhuk and I am an adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Yeshiva University. I have about 30 years of experience in the industry, love what I do, and I am passionate about teaching.

Sivan Tehila:
My name is Sivan Tehila. I'm the program director of the Cybersecurity program at the Katz School at Yeshiva University.

Naim Glloxhani:
My name is Naim Glloxhani. I am an alumni of Yeshiva University Cybersecurity program. Also, I'm a founder and CEO of Benson Realty, a small real estate company.

Sivan Tehila:
There are three main factors or differentiators for our program. First, I'd say our amazing faculty.

Aleksander Zhuk:
The faculty are the people who bring the knowledge, who bring the wisdom. And as much respect that I have for the academia with the professors with extensive research background, a practical discipline calls for practitioners to be the faculty who teach the new generation. And that is exactly what we have. We have the faculty who are star practitioners coming from different top organizations.

Sivan Tehila:
The second main differentiator is the fact that we provide hands-on experience and we established a new security operation center where students can get exposure to different technologies and to be able to practice them before they go to look for their entry level job.

Aleksander Zhuk:
The program that wants to be successful, it needs to be the program about results. It's not about just getting a diploma. It's about getting the job. Being able to compete with those people with experience in the field upon graduation or even before that. Early planning is one of the other aspects that create a successful program in Cyber.

Naim Glloxhani:
Some of the professors that we had, they were experts in their own field and they shared knowledge with students about real cybersecurity threats. We tend to... In the classes we were learning the technical part, which is the hard skills. We also were learning a lot of soft skills, how to communicate with people, how to present the problems, how to talk to other personnel in your company in order to solve big cybersecurity problems. So all of these aspects helped me.

Sivan Tehila:
When students start the program, we usually have a meeting with them to think together about their career path. We encourage them to think where they want to see themselves in a few years from now and we guide them through what are the relevant certificates they need to take in order to get there, what are the relevant courses and what is the relevant hands-on experience they need to get in order to achieve their goals.

Aleksander Zhuk:
That is how committed we are to our students and their success. We work with them, we'll be in academic services. We are a small team of faculty who are truly star practitioners in the field. We all have extensive networks and as long as the student rec shows the aptitude and the desire to learn, we make recommendations. We open doors. We find them the internships, we find them jobs. Look, when we start talking internship, again I remind them: internships might have worked with somebody who is a beginner in the field and we have some of those too, younger ones. But if you are an adult with years of practice, why don't you think about a good full-time job, maybe, or part-time job? Let's call it an internship if we have to, but why not? Let's target big goals, right? Let's pick audacious goals and see where we land. As any door that is presented in front of you, walk in, look around. Talk to the faculty. Talk to these current students. Talk to the graduates. Do your research. Don't trust me but I think you will absolutely love what you will see, what you will discover.

Sivan Tehila:
The program really gives students a holistic perspective on what it means to become a cybersecurity professional. After getting all the foundations, they're getting deeper into the technical aspects, talking about some other domains like risk management or other domains that contain more of the business side of different organizations. We give them the ability to get exposed to all the different domains but still choose what's right for them.

Naim Glloxhani:
I would recommend Yeshiva University Cybersecurity program to anyone that is looking to improve their skills and is looking to find a rewarding career in cybersecurity.

Aleksander Zhuk:
If you have any questions, reach out to me. Reach out to my fellow faculty members. Find me on LinkedIn. The more prep you do, the more determined it shows that you are in doing what's good for your career, in making that next step. I always welcome questions from anyone interested in our program. I love what I do and I hope you do too.
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Build your experience. Expand your impact.

You’ve come to the Katz School at YU for an online degree in cybersecurity because you want to utilize your technical interests and unyielding ambition as a force for good. We understand that your influence extends far beyond your digital capabilities; that’s why we train our students to apply their expertise in any setting and develop a more thoughtful, well-rounded business approach.

At every step throughout the online Master’s in Cybersecurity program, we offer professionalization opportunities that will shape you into a true leader. From coursework focused on managing cybersecurity teams, to optional internships at industry-leading companies, to a culminating capstone project, YU’s Katz School will put you on the most direct path to a rewarding career.
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From a booming cyber ecosystem, straight to you.

New York City is a cybersecurity hotspot. The abundance of global corporate leaders headquartered in the city has created an urgent 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. city and the second-highest average salary for cybersecurity professionals.1

Immersed in this global cybersecurity hub, the Katz School at YU is uniquely positioned to offer an online degree in cybersecurity with immediate professional impact. Online students have access to the same resources, networking opportunities and career paths as on-campus students, including valuable guidance and connections from our faculty. The education you receive in the online program is a direct result of their expert perspective, illustrious careers and daily work in the heart of this cybersecurity nexus.
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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 from any background, no technical experience needed. The online Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity, offered through the Katz School of Science and Health at YU, prepares you for the technical and business aspects of cybersecurity.

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Be Confident. Be Prepared.

The online Master’s in Cybersecurity is your gateway to preparing for two critical professional certifications: the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the CompTIA Network+.

With all of the rigor and training of the online MS program, YU’s Katz School students may be qualified to sit for the CISSP exam upon completion of the program. 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. It confirms that students have the necessary skills to perform various security functions and 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.

Upon graduation from the program, you’ll be sufficiently prepared for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and ISACA-CRISC exams. Our online Master’s in Cybersecurity can give 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.2

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