Masters in Cybersecurity Coursework & Requirements

The MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy program is a 30-credit one-year MS management degree for professionals, incorporating both online courses and blended-learning modules.

Over a 12-month period, participants will attend three five-day residential sessions.* Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats. Semesters are divided into three phases: online introduction, in-class residency,* and online implementation.

MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy students are eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit upon successful completion of courses that are taught by NYU Law faculty. For questions about CLE credit, please contact the NYU Law Office of Records and Registration.

Residency Dates for Class of 2024

  1. June 12-16, 2023
  2. October 23-27, 2023
  3. March 18-22, 2024

Capstone presentations and Graduation: May 2024
Final dates TBD.

*Please note that dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Below, indicative courses are listed by semester:

MayJunJulAug
SepOctNovDec
JanFebMarApr

Semester 1: Cybersecurity Governance and Policy

Summer Semester / 10 Credits

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Information Systems Security Engineering and Management
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Information Privacy Law Part I
Information Privacy Law Part I
Residency Module 1
(5 days)
June 2023*
Cybersecurity Governance and Regulatory Forces
Cybersecurity Governance and Regulatory Forces
Cybercrime
Cybercrime

    • Information Systems Security Engineering and Management (Tandon) – online only
    • Information Privacy Law Part I (Law) – blended-learning format
    • Cybersecurity– Governance and Regulatory Forces (Law) – blended-learning format
    • Cybercrime (Law) – blended-learning format
    • Integrative Cybersecurity Management (Law & Tandon integrated project)

Semester 2: Cybersecurity Risk Management

Fall Semester / 10 Credits

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Network Security
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Cybersecurity-The Evolving Regulatory Landscape
Cybersecurity-The Evolving Regulatory Landscape
Residency Module 2
(5 days)
October 2023*
Information Privacy Law Part II
Information Privacy Law Part II

    • Network Security (Tandon) – online only
    • Cybersecurity-The Evolving Regulatory Landscape (Law) – blended-learning format
      • Cybersecurity Regulation II
      • Critical Infrastructure Protection & Information Sharing
    • Information Privacy Law Part II (Law) – blended-learning format
    • Integrative Cybersecurity Management (Law & Tandon integrated project)

Semester 3: Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategy

Spring Semester / 10 Credits

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Emerging Innovations in Cyber Security
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Innovation Policy Colloquium
Innovation Policy Colloquium
Residency Module 3
(5 days)
March 2024*
National Security Issues in Cyberspace
National Security Issues in Cyberspace

    • Emerging Innovations in Cyber Security (Tandon) – online only
    • Innovation Policy Colloquium (Law) – blended-learning format
      • Incident Response Practicum
      • Managing the Next Generation of Threats
      • Governance of Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
      • Intellectual Property & Innovation
    • National Security Issues in Cyberspace (Law) – blended-learning format
    • Integrative Cybersecurity Management (Law & Tandon integrated project)



*Due to COVID-19 and resulting travel restrictions, future in-person residencies may be converted to remote instruction. We will share more information as it becomes available.