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Program Overview:

The BS in Cybersecurity teaches students the conceptual and practical skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.

The program will provide students with the fundamental knowledge of computer science that forms the technical foundation of the field, with an essential focus on experiential learning through laboratory exercises in the security-related courses, as well as through the co-op program. The program’s holistic view of cybersecurity gives it a strong interdisciplinary focus, teaching students how social behavior, policy, and legal rules can affect cybersecurity as well as the tools of information technology.

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity explores key issues in information security and how technology can help resolve them. The program enables you to take courses tailored to your experience. Have a social science or other background? You will build and strengthen your technical skills. Have prior technical experience? You will add to your understanding of the context in which cybersecurity technology is applied.


Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity combines an understanding of information security technology with relevant knowledge from law, the social sciences, criminology, and management. The MS in Cybersecurity 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.

Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Building core knowledge surrounding computer system security and network security theory, processes and practices.
  • Planning and implementing security strategies to reduce risk and enhance protection of information assets and systems.
  • Identifying and addressing legal and ethical issues associated with information security, privacy, and digital rights and identifying how they inform specific cybersecurity plans and decisions.
  • Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, with corporate management on cybersecurity-related issues.
  • Our MS in Cybersecurity graduates have found career success at a range of companies and government organizations, including:
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Synopsys
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Raytheon
  • US Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • US Department of Justice
  • US National Security Agency

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Launched in 2017 with the approval of Northeastern University’s Board of Directors, the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) is the world’s first university-wide institute to respond to the resilience imperative. Underwritten with a significant internal investment, GRI has over 29 full-time staff; over 110 faculty affiliates from all 9 of Northeastern’s colleges including the College of Engineering, College of Computer and Information Science, Business School, Law School, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities; and 19 eminent practitioners who serve as distinguished senior fellows. In March 2018, the institute launched the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) with the participation of 30 universities and research institutes from 16 countries around the world. This collaborative research and educational community shares a common commitment to work in close partnership with industry and public entities in developing and deploying practical tools, applications, and skills that bolster the resilience of individuals, communities, critical systems and networks, and societies.