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Online Cybersecurity Degree Admissions at Katz

We offer three annual opportunities to start the online MS in Cybersecurity degree program at the Katz School of Science and Health to accommodate as many of our prospective students’ needs as possible. Take a look at our upcoming priority and final deadlines and start making your plans to apply.

Admissions Deadlines

TermPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineStart Date
Fall 2021June 17, 2021August 26, 2021August 30, 2021

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online MS in Cybersecurity degree program, you must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). You must also submit the following in order to be considered for admission:

  • Completed online application
  • Unofficial transcripts from academic institutions where nine or more credits were earned can be submitted via the online application to start the review process. If admitted, official transcripts provided directly from academic institutions where nine or more credits were earned must be submitted no later than one month prior to the first day of class via email to gradschool@yu.edu. We recommend this option as it is the quickest and easiest way. If your academic institutions can only submit the transcript via mail, please have the sealed copies of official transcripts sent to:

    Yeshiva University - Graduate Enrollment Management Office
    Attn: Martha DeCaille
    500 West 185th Street
    New York, NY 10033

  • Evidence of at least one computer networking or computer security course, a related professional certification/licensure, or related work experience. This must be verifiable either by documentation or by interview with the admissions committee
  • Application fee: $50 (waivable by the university; connect with an Admissions Advisor for more information)
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Students who completed their undergraduate studies at an international institution may be required to submit English language proficiency scores (TOEFL or IELTS); these scores should be from within the last two years
  • Applicants who have been awarded a bachelor’s and/or graduate degree from an international higher education institution outside of the United States or a non-English speaking Canadian institution will need to submit a course-by-course NACES transcript evaluation including all official transcripts confirming the degree is equivalent to U.S. standards. An applicant’s international credentials will not be reviewed for admission consideration until a transcript evaluation is completed. All transcripts will need to be submitted from each institution where nine or more credits were earned. If admitted, all official course-by-course transcripts and official transcript evaluations and unofficial transcripts are due before the first day of class

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Provisional Admission to Katz

We take pride in offering the online MS in Cybersecurity to all interested individuals, regardless of the academic or professional path that has led them here. If you haven’t taken a computer networking or security course at the undergraduate or graduate level or worked in a role with networking or security responsibilities, you may still be granted provisional admission to the program pending completion of a bridge course. This course is designed to provide introductory cybersecurity material for career switchers who need to strengthen their background in the subject before moving on to the bulk of the program’s course content.

Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information about the provisional admission option.
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Laptop Requirements

To successfully complete the online MS in Cybersecurity program, all students must possess a laptop that meets the following specifications:

Minimum Hardware Specifications


  • i5 processor or higher
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 128 GB hard drive (internal storage)

Minimum Software Specifications


Apple laptop:
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 or higher
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for Mac
  • Anti-Virus program, such as McAfee or Norton for Apple

Windows laptop:
  • Microsoft Windows 8 or higher
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2016 for Windows
  • Anti-Virus program, such as McAfee or Norton for Windows

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
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