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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Entry Terms
Fall & Spring (Boston, Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, Online)

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Fall: August 15; Spring: December 15

International Students:
Fall: April 15; Spring: October 26

Credits Required for Graduation
32 Semester Hours

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, offered by the Khoury College of Computer Sciences, combines an understanding of information security technology with relevant knowledge from law, the social sciences, criminology, and management. Northeastern's program is designed for working professionals and recent graduates who want knowledge they can apply in their workplaces to assess and manage information security risks effectively.

What makes Northeastern's MS in Cybersecurity program unique?

  • We're nationally recognized: Northeastern's MS in Cybersecurity program has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.
  • Our program is fully customizable: Northeastern's MS in Cybersecurity allows you to tailor your academic journey to fit your professional goals and needs. Choose to pursue your degree online, on-ground at our Boston campus, in a hybrid format (a mix of online and on-ground), full time, or part-time. And with only 2 required courses, you're enabled to shape your career by selecting courses that most closely align with your area of interest. 
  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience: Through our experiential learning model, you'll be able to gain real-world experience through several opportunities including a co-op with one of our many industry partners, a capstone project, and hands-on labs which are offered in all courses.
  • Northeastern’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute: Students and faculty work alongside experts in the industry, government, and academia worldwide to develop, protect, and enhance technologies on which the world relies.

Earn a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Northeastern University and join an alumni network that work at leading companies and institutions such as Cigital, Akamai, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MITRE, Partners Healthcare, and US Government agencies and organizations.

Fill out the form above to speak to one of our MS in Cybersecurity enrollment coaches and to learn more about our program! Your coach will further explain course formats and options to best fit your work/life situation, review payment options, financial aid, and scholarships, provide guidance through the admissions process, and connect you to faculty in your area of interest. 

Learn more about what a MS in Cybersecurity from Northeastern University can do for your career!
About Northeastern

The cybersecurity master's  program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 50-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an information assurance master’s that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.

  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of our cybersecurity master's program; online, on campus, or hybrid
  • With our cybersecurity master's program, you can join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Discover a cybersecurity graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry. 
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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