Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy (MS)

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Program Description

Offered jointly by NYU School of Law and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy is a one-year program intended for experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds who seek to deepen their understanding of cybersecurity risk and strategy. Cybersecurity—both prevention and response—frequently requires coordination between public- and private-sector organizations and expertise in technology, law, and policy. This program will create managers with the integrated expertise needed to play a leadership role in the field.


To be admitted, applicants must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  • a minimum of three years of professional, full-time work experience;
  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited US college or university or, for non-US applicants, the equivalent of a US baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in their home country;
  • demonstrated high aptitude for quantitative analysis and academic success as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate coursework as applicable.

Standardized test scores are not required, except for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) when necessary. More information on the TOEFL and IELTS requirements is available in our FAQ section.

Admissions Process

The Admissions Process is rigorous and selective. We consider applicants holistically based on the qualities they will bring to the MS CRS program. To begin:

Step One

Contact us with any questions. Our admissions representatives may be reached at +001 (212) 992-6093 or

Step Two

Register and complete the online application. ​

As part of the online application, we will need the following:

Three essays
Two letters of recommendation (one personal and one professional)
Official college transcripts*
TOEFL result (if required)
Non-refundable application fee of $120 USD

  • Please upload unofficial transcript copies to the online application portal in PDF format. We can review your application using unofficial transcripts while official transcripts are on the way.
  • Official transcript instructions: If your institution has a process for emailing official electronic transcripts (such as services available through eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, or National Student Clearinghouse), please have your institution(s) send it/them directly to: If your institution does not offer a digital transcript service, please submit your official transcripts by post to the following address:
    • Wilf Hall (attn: MS in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy)
      139 MacDougal St., Room 610
      New York, NY 10012