Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity explores key issues in information security and how technology can help resolve them. You will build and strengthen your technical skills and add to your understanding of the context in which cybersecurity technology is applied.

Potential career paths:

  • Geographical Systems Officer
  • IT Professional
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Quality Control Analyst

If you want to earn your master’s in Cybersecurity at Northeastern, Global Pathways can help you succeed through rigorous language training, cultural activities, and support.

Global Pathways

Entry Requirements

To enter this Global Pathways program, you must meet the Khoury College of Computer Science’s admissions scores. Please note, your English language score will determine the length of your Global Pathways studies.

English Language for Global Pathways

English Score for 1 term:
TOEFL iBT 90 / IELTS 7.0 / PTE 60

English Score for 2 term:
TOEFL iBT 74 / IELTS 6.5 / PTE 50

GPA for Global Pathways Entry

3.0

Admission Test Scores for Global Pathways

None

Global Pathways Start Date

January
May
August

Global Pathways Tuition

One Semester:
$15,200 USD

Two Semesters:
$26,075 USD

Three Semesters:
$35,000 USD*

*Three semester option only available in the College of Professional Studies

Transferrable Credits

2-4

Global Pathways Duration

One Semester:
4 months


Two Semesters:
8 months


Three Semesters:
12 months*


*Three semester option only available in the College of Professional Studies

What you’ll study

Once you are admitted to this Global Pathways program, you will participate in the following courses. In your final semester, you’ll participate in a content course specific to your desired master’s degree.

Curriculum

 

One Semester Program

 

Adv. TOEFL Test-Taking
Critical Writing
Professional Speaking
Technology & Human Values OR Career Exploration
CPS: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Grad Day: Course from destination program

 

Two Semester Program

First Semester
Research & Writing for Grad School
Advanced Reading for Grad School
Advanced Listening & Speaking for Grad School
Sociology of Boston
Second Semester
Adv. TOEFL Test-Taking
Critical Writing
Professional Speaking
Technology & Human Values OR Career Exploration
CPS: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Grad Day: Course from destination program

Degree Progression to MS Cybersecurity

Master’s Degree Progression Requirements

After successful completion of your Global Pathways courses, you must meet the following criteria to enter the Master of Science in Cybersecurity:

English Language for Degree Progression

 TOEFL 100 / IELTS 7.5

GPA for Degree Progression

3.0

Admission Test Scores for Degree Progression

GRE (V: 150, Q: 151)

Degree Program Details

Degree Progression Start Date

September
January

Degree Progression Program Tuition

$47,300 USD

Total Degree Progression Credits

32

Degree Progression Program Lengths

21 Months