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Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: M.S. in Cybersecurity

Fordham’s M.S. in Cybersecurity

Training Tomorrow’s Cybersecurity Professionals Today

With nearly one in five Americans falling victim to a cybercrime, the demand is high for skilled analysts with cutting-edge knowledge of how to detect, prevent, and recover from a cyberattack. The field of cybersecurity is one the fastest paced employment sectors in the U.S., and promises to generate robust employment opportunities for individuals with advanced training and skills.

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students, Fordham’s Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity (MSCY) is a (30-credit) program of study and learning that can be completed in one year and offers outstanding preparation for tomorrow’s cybersecurity professionals today.

Why study Cybersecurity at Fordham?

One. In contrast to many competitor institutions, Fordham’s MSCY core curriculum is designed to focus exclusively on cybersecurity, which provides you with the depth of knowledge and formal training that is ever more vital to employers across the professional cybersecurity landscape.

Using methods in computing and informational science, engineering, and social science, you will learn how to identify solutions to global cyber threats while mastering the legal, ethical, and policy issues. As a graduate of Fordham’s MSCY program, you will be trained for careers in

  • digital forensics
  • cyber investigations
  • security policy development and compliance
  • data management systems security
  • data security analysis

Many recent MSCY graduates are enjoying rewarding careers in the field, including in law enforcement, government, and private industry. Others have focused their degree to prepare them to pursue entry into a variety of doctoral programs, where they can deepen their learning and expertise.

Two. Fordham recently submitted its application to the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

As part of the application process, the program’s entire curriculum has now been mapped closely to CAE-CD knowledge units (KUs), which will help strengthen the credentials our students earn and further ensure their marketability in their chosen career paths.

Fordham’s new Center for Cybersecurity (FCC) forms an intellectual home for MSCY students and faculty, and for the broader Bronx community. This interdisciplinary center brings together diverse members of the Fordham community to promote educational, research, and service projects in the area of information and computer security that benefit our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers.

Three. Fordham’s MSCY program is delivered in the heart of New York City, through a combination of weekend, online, and hybrid courses, providing flexibility and balance for our students. We offer small classes taught by leading experts in academia and industry, and our program prides itself on close mentoring.

And, because we’re Fordham, we believe in educating the whole person—building our students’ capacity to succeed—regardless of their undergraduate background. Our MSCY program offers bridge courses for students who lack a strong background in an essential area (e.g. programming, statistics).

Apply today to Fordham’s MSCY program, and join the ranks of skilled professionals that will be crucial to meet the demands of a growing cybersecurity workforce. Special reduced tuition rates apply for the 2017-18 enrollment cycle, and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information, please contact Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., Director of the MSCY program, at

New York, NY