Master of Science (MS)
This program is STEM designated, which means you will be trained in areas of technology that are in high demand with United States employers.
Become a cyber warrior
The tech world never sleeps. Even during the global disruption caused by COVID-19, there has been growth in technology jobs and internships. The world needs forward-thinking people who can keep organizations running, solve complex problems, and innovate disrupted industries. We need technologists.
Pace University’s MS in Cybersecurity will train you for the tech workforce of the future, where you can join a growing set of highly skilled cyber warriors that serve and protect people and their data. In a world that is becoming more and more connected, the need for dedicated cybersecurity experts is growing every day. With a master’s degree in Cybersecurity, you will be in the perfect position to join the ranks of security professionals who work to defend individuals, businesses, government, and not-for-profit organizations from hackers, phishing scams, data theft, and more.
And where better to do so than in New York? A technology capital of the world, New York offers a wealth of opportunities for Pace University students. Jobs, internships, conferences, business visits, workshops, networking, speaker events, and more are available on both our downtown New York City and Westchester campuses. What’s more, Pace University is keeping up with our online working and academic lives: many classes and even internships can be done online now.
Take charge of your master’s degree experience
The MS in Cybersecurity at Pace University offers two different tracks:
- Cohort Track
Students are enrolled in a cohort-based program. Classes will be held in a hybrid mode mixing between online and onsite meetings. Students meet once per month at our Pleasantville campus for Friday and Saturday onsite classes in a group and access class materials online in the meantime. Not only will this track provide students with a high quality educational experience, but they will benefit from building intimate relationships with fellow students and graduate with a pre-made network and knowledge of the energetic technology scene in the tri-state area.
- Traditional Track
On the New York City campus, students will make the most of our traditional graduate program. Classes are held mostly in the evenings, enabling students to support their studies through work and internships during the day. Students gain from immersion in the thriving NYC tech landscape, meeting leaders and new colleagues at our active campus, and working in research labs with professors.
- For working professionals looking for a more flexible format, the MS in Cybersecurity is also offered 100% online.
Train in a real Center of Academic Excellence for cybersecurity
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems is a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, as designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
What that means for you is that the classes, labs, and extracurricular offerings from the MS in Cybersecurity provide a robust academic experience in the most up-to-date cybersecurity techniques, including theoretical and practical training in topics like network security and defense, cryptography, penetration testing, security design principles, web security, mobile forensics, malware analysis and reverse engineering, information security planning and policy, and information security auditing and risk management.
Currently, over 15 full-time faculty teach courses in cybersecurity topics. Classes are small and give you the opportunity to get to know your classmates and colleagues of the future.
Hands-on experience to get cybersecurity jobs
Learning the fundamental theory of cybersecurity is crucial, but it takes practical experience to really turn theory into true understanding. Students practice cybersecurity drills in our on-campus labs: the Cybersecurity Education and Research Lab, the Applied Data Science and Networking Lab, and the Computer Forensics Lab. These labs, run by some of our best cybersecurity faculty, empower students to put their learning into action and gain skills and experience that will help you shine in job interviews.
Speaking of jobs, students of the Seidenberg School have gone on to earn jobs in cybersecurity at the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, MITRE, IBM, Microsoft, Ernst and Young, Citibank, Accenture, and many cybersecurity consulting firms and IT auditing firms.
Potential cybersecurity job opportunities are growing and are needed by organizations throughout the country and the world. Examples of job titles may include cybersecurity analysts, penetration testing analysts, chief information security officers, information security auditors, and digital forensics investigators.
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity
- 30 credits
- Online Classes Available
- Network Security & Defense
- Penetration Testing
- Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering
- Security Design Principles
- Cybersecurity Analyst
- Penetration Testing Analysis
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Digital Forensics Investigator
- Information Security Auditor