12 Months On-campus in US8 Months Online
12 - 15 hrs/week20 Months
Start DateComing Soon
WaiverGRE
F-1 VISA and STEM OPT
QS World University Rankings 2023#246
in degree costSave Upto 15 Lakhs

    About the Programme

    Customizable Curriculum

    Customizable Curriculum

    Choose from 6 electives at Katz School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University, USA

    Student Support

    Student Support

    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to Yeshiva University, USA, securing confirmed offer letter & support with US visa application.

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    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB  as well as Yeshiva University
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as Yeshiva University
    Study in the heart of New York City
    Study in the heart of New York City
    Study with Top US University QS Rank 246
    Study with Top US University QS Rank 246
    Save upto INR 15 Lakhs for equivalent US Master's degree
    Save upto INR 15 Lakhs for equivalent US Master's degree
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    GRE Waiver for IIITB learners
    Ranked 68th in the National Universities by US News & World Report.
    Ranked 68th in the National Universities by US News & World Report.
    Yeshiva University is among Forbes top 100 Private College.
    Yeshiva University is among Forbes top 100 Private College.
    R2 Doctoral University with High Research Activity.
    R2 Doctoral University with High Research Activity.
    Yeshiva University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    Yeshiva University is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    End to end support for applications and visa
    End to end support for applications and visa
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    One-on-One with Industry Mentors
    Student Support Team
    Student Support Team

    “Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

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    Top Skills You Will Learn
    Analyzing threat landscapes and compliance, legal, security view more
    Job Opportunity
    Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Architect, Information view more
    Who Is This Programme For?
    IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers view more
    Minimum Eligibility
    For IIITB - B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc(IT/Computer Science) oview more

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases, and projects.

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    Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered

    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Build a strong network for life with opportunities to connect to Cyber Security Industry experts & your experienced fellow learners
    • Gain theoretical knowledge & practical understanding with this cutting-edge curriculum
    • Learn multiple tools & languages to stand apart to gain a foothold in the Cyber Security industry

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    Student Support

    Student Support
    Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.
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      Expert Feedback & Learning

      Expert Feedback & Learning
      TA sessions
        Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubt
          Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
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            Q&A Forum

            Q&A Forum
            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Syllabus

              Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.
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              250+
              Hours of Content
              1:1
              Mentorship Sessions with Industry Experts
              25+
              Live Sessions
              4
              Projects/Assignments

              Pre-Requisites

              2 weeks
              • Programming Language Fundamentals (Python)
              • INTERNET & NETWORKING BASICS (OPTIONAL)

              Information Security and Applied Cryptography

              8 weeks
              • Introduction to Cybersecurity
              • OS Fundamentals and Security
              • Cryptography and Encryption
              • Cryptographic Key Management, Message Digests and Digital Signatures
              • Identity Access Management
              • Assignment/Project - Access Control

              Network Security in Ethical Hacking

              6 weeks
              • Introduction to Network Security and Spoofing
              • Secured Networks System with Firewall
              • Packet Inspection and Attack Against Availability
              • Network Access Control
              • SIEM tools and additional security measures
              • Assignment/Project - Intrusion Detection System/Exploiting Virtual Machine

              Application Security in Ethical Hacking and Advanced Concepts in Cyber Security

              8 weeks
              • Introduction to Application Security
              • Web-based applications and associated vulnerabilities
              • Cookies and Tracking
              • Data and Database Security
              • Phishing and other attacks on Identity
              • Cloud application Security (Optional)
              • Penetration Testing, Fuzzing (Optional)
              • Regulation, Compliance, and Risk management
              • Assignment/Project - Exploit web application

              Capstone Project

              4 weeks
              • Capstone Project

              Cybersecurity Core Courses, Yeshiva University (Year 2)

              • Cybersecurity Foundation
              • Network, Data and Communications Security
              • Risk Management and Cyber Security
              • Cybersecurity, Audit Assessment and Training (Cloud Security)
              • Leading Technology Organizations
              • Cybersecurity Capstone
              • E-Discovery, Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics *
              • Architecture of Secure Operating Systems, Applications, and Devices*
              • *Courses waived on the basis of IIIT B courses

              Optional Courses: (Choose Electives aggregating to total for 2 Courses/6 Credits)

              • Business Continuity Planning and Crisis Communications (3 Credits)
              • Project Management (3 Credits)
              • Cybersecurity and Cyberterrorism (3 Credits)
              • Cybercrime, Cyberwar and Threat Actors (3 Credits)
              • Special Topics (3 Credits)
              • Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

              For more details refer to the brochure

                Disclaimer

                upGrad reserves the right to modify, amend or change the structure of module delivery & the curriculum, after due consensus with the University partner.

                Industry Projects

                Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
                • Solve actual industry problems designed by experts
                • Engage in collaborative projects with your peers
                • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

                Instructors

                Learn from India's leading Cyber Security faculty and industry leaders.

                Our Learners Work At

                Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

                Our Learners Work At

                Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

                Admission Process

                There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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                On-Campus at Yeshiva University - USD 23,000 (Indicative Tuition Fee ) (excludes semester fees, textbooks and other class materials)

                Living Cost in US Per Year - USD 22,490*

                *Indicative living cost

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                upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.

                Frequently Asked Questions

                Course Curriculum

                What is the Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity with upGrad?

                The Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12-month on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into cyber security careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Cyber Security from IIITB and Master degree from Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva Univrsity, USA. 

                What should I expect from an MS in Cybersecurity?

                The degree modules encompass several industry-relevant projects that are simulated real-world problems. Students learn from practical experience and are transformed into skilled cybersecurity professionals at par with industry standards. Upon graduation, students can avail the support of the Yeshiva University Career Services to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the USA and seek opportunities to work with the best of companies in the industry.

                Which topics will be covered as part of the MS in Cybersecurity program?

                Students with limited experience and knowledge in cybersecurity can opt for this course so as to expand their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The program aims to offer students in-depth know-how of tools such as Python and Java as well as important concepts such as Ethical Hacking, Cryptography and Encryption, Network Access Control, Database Security, Identity Access Management, among other modules.

                What is the learning experience of pursuing this degree from upGrad?

                The degree aims to give students the best of both worlds. The 8-month online learning experience will include interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. The on-campus learning experience would be under the guidance of experts who have led Yeshiva University to rank among the top 100 private colleges by Forbes. Additionally, upGrad Abroad also provides end-to-end support for applications and visas. Thus, making the admission process and degree completion smooth for aspirants.

                Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

                Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Cybersecurity would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA.

                Can students sign up only for a few specific modules that they are interested in?

                The program can only be taken up as a full-fledged course. It is designed to produce skilled cybersecurity professionals who go on to carve lucrative careers for themselves. Those who do not want to do a dedicated degree can take up other related advanced certifications for upskilling themselves in the field.

                Time Commitment

                What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

                All academic doubts would be cleared in the following way:

                At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the programme.

                How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online programme?

                Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

                About Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA

                Why should you pursue Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA?

                In a world where data is king, professionals with cyber security, management, analytical skills are in high demand. To help aspirants become cyber security professionals, upGrad Abroad in collaboration with Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University and International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB) is offering a UA Accelerator Program Master’s Degree in Cyber Security. The 20 months program will help in significant cost-savings, award dual accreditations from IIITB and Yeshiva University, and provide up to 3-year of OPT (post-study work visa).



                Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

                All students, domestic and international, are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed). As part of all graduate programs, international students will have the opportunity to complete an internship in their 3rd semester. Students might be required to take additional courses in 3rd semester if they wish to pursue internship.

                Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

                Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

                When will I go to Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA?

                Yeshiva University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. First intake of the year will be Jan (winter) intake and the second intake of the year will be August (Fall) intake. Though the application process for Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University in the nearest intake which is atleast 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.

                When will I get Offer Letter from Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University?

                upGrad will apply for you in Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in offer letter of Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of start of batch to accelerate this process.

                Selection Criteria

                How do I know if the programme is right for me?

                If you like finding meaningful insights from computer science/IT/cyber security and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you can clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Cybersecurity, this program is meant for you. 

                My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this programme?

                Absolutely! Cyber Security is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence, there is a critical demand for quality cyber security professionals and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.



                What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

                Step 1 - Selection Test

                Fill out an application  and take a short  20-minute online test with questions

                 

                Step 2 -  Review and shortlisting suitable candidate

                Our faculty will review all applications, consider  the educational and professional background  of an applicant and review the test scores  wherever applicable. Following this, offer  letters will be rolled out so you are assured a  great peer group to learn and network with.

                 

                Step 3 - Enrollment for Access to Prep Content

                Make a quick block payment & receive  immediate access to the prep content  and begin your upGrad journey. (Loan  assistance available if required)

                What is the selection process for this programme?

                upGrad, IIIT B, Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualizing and creating this programme to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in Cyber Security. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this programme also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Cyber Security 

                 

                For entry into Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University, USA, students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore programme with minimum of 3 GPA.

                Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this programme?

                To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

                 

                For IIITB - B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc(IT/Computer Science) or B.Sc (Mathematics) or BCA graduate with a minimum of 60% of marks are eligible to apply.

                For Yeshiva University - The applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate programme in Cyber Security from IIIT, Bangalore with 3 or above CGPA.

                • IELTS of >= 6.5 or TOEFL of >=90 or Duolingo acceptable score is 110.

                Refund policy/Financials

                Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

                Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 

                 

                • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
                • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
                • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
                • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
                • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
                • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

                 

                Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 

                 

                • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
                • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
                • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
                • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

                 

                Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 

                 

                • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
                • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
                • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
                • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
                • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
                • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
                • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

                Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

                No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

                Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

                If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

                Are there any fees or down payment?

                Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment instalment.

                Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

                Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

                Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI?

                Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

                How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

                You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.