Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security Online

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cyber Security program requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of basic information technology concepts and mathematics
  • To ensure an adequate background, students are expected to have taken courses or have experience in introductory computer systems and discrete mathematics. If students do not have this preparation, their advisers will assign the necessary prerequisite courses.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants to the MS in Information Assurance and Cyber Security program. 

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • International students must submit official scores on the TOEFL or IELTS.

Application Process

All applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • The application fee of U.S. $75
  • Unofficial transcripts are required to be uploaded to the online application. Official, hard copy transcripts will be requested upon acceptance into the program.

The following items must accompany the application:

  • A recent professional resumé listing detailed responsibilities in each position
  • A written statement of purpose, career orientation, and expected outcomes and benefits from the program
  • Admission is granted upon the recommendation of the program's Graduate Admissions Committee after a review of complete application materials.

Send all supplemental application material to:
Northeastern University

College of Computer and Information Science

360 Huntington Ave.

202 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Attn: Graduate Director

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Quick Info

  • 32 semester hours
  • $45,120 total tuition
    (based on 2015-2016 tuition rate)
  • Full-time semesters to completion: 4
  • Part-time semesters to completion: Up to 8