M.S. in Cybersecurity – Information Security track

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity – Information Security track

Cybersecurity is no longer just a computer programmer’s problem. It touches multiple disciplines, careers, and nearly all aspects of society – from public policy to energy management to product design. In a time when connected devices could outnumber humans, there is an urgent need for 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges.

For nearly 20 years, the College of Computing has been a leader in rigorous, cybersecurity degree instruction – the first to establish a college of computing, among the first to offer a master’s program for cybersecurity, and regularly recognized for top-ranked, comprehensive and pioneering education. Our graduates are some of the most sought after in the world.

Graduate students can pursue one of three cybersecurity tracks:

  • Information Security
  • Energy Systems
  • Policy

Since the late 1990s, the School of Computer Science has managed the Information Security track (previously the M.S. in Information Security degree), which examines security principles and emerging techniques for software, computer systems, and networks. Selected courses for the Information Security track include applied cryptography, network security, secure computer systems, and more.

Application Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Completion of the online application
  • Receipt of three recommendation letters
  • Scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. Applicant scores are expected to be at least 160 in Verbal, 160 in Quantitative, and 3.5 in the Analytical sections before the applicant is considered for admission to the Information Security program.
  • The desirable minimum GPA is 3.5 (4-point scale) or 8.75 (10-point scale), though most candidates score higher.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for candidates from non-English speaking countries who have not studied in the United States for at least one year. The minimum accepted score is 100 for the Internet-based TOEFL exam; most candidates, however, are well above this score.

For more information on the Energy Systems or Policy tracks of Georgia Tech’s M.S. in Cybersecurity, visit the Institute for Information Security & Privacy website.

Program of Study

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program requires a total of 32 semester hours. Explore your path as an M.S. Cyber student in our Program of Study.