Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime (MS)

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Program Description

The 36-credit Master of Science in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime (MSGSCC), offered by the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs, provides a unique perspective and a competitive advantage by focusing on cyber conflict through the lens of the social sciences. The program prepares you to enter the fast-changing world of international security and explores the fields of cyber espionage, cyber criminology, cyber warfare, and intelligence analysis, affording you the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of cyber security policy, while acquiring the skills to develop and execute cyber security and risk management strategies. It provides the benefits, resources, and prestige of earning your degree at NYU, while learning from top thought leaders in the field.

The Master of Science in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, offered by the Center for Global Affairs (CGA), prepares students to address transnational security issues arising from cybercrime, cyberconflict, and cyberwar. The program, which can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, approaches cyber issues from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives. It is designed to prepare individuals for cyber-related positions across the private sector, public sector, and non-governmental organizations. Courses are taught by experienced scholar and practitioner faculty members who bring their wealth of knowledge, real-world experience, and networks to the classroom.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.