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Cybersecurity Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 2 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online and On Campus

  • Average Course Tuition


  • Total Number of Courses


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The cybersecurity master's program offers a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in security, privacy, and cryptography.

You will acquire knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and maintain the security of an organization’s cloud infrastructure and applications.

What You'll Learn

Through the master’s degree program in cybersecurity you:

  • Explore theory, tools, skills, and practices for safeguarding cloud infrastructure and applications’ security and privacy.
  • Build an understanding of data network infrastructure and communications technology, architecture, and management.
  • Develop knowledge of technical and organizational information security risks and communication tactics to mitigate these risks for traditional and cloud-based environments.
  • Learn to develop and articulate effective enterprise information security policies that address internal and external national and international threats.
  • Study commonly used cybersecurity tools and acquired hands-on experience through directed exercises and experiments.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Cybersecurity.

Admissions, Courses, and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in two specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $37,200

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.

Program Director Q&A

“Our goal is to create a cybersecurity talent pool to address the tactical need and the long-term strategic need in cybersecurity. By strategic need, we mean the need to have subject matter leaders who can think strategically and proactively when crafting cybersecurity plans and strategies for their organizations.” — Bruce Huang, Director, Cybersecurity Graduate Degree Program

Read more about the future of cybersecurity and the growing demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills.

Preparing for Future Cyberattacks
Bruce Huang, director, Cybersecurity Graduate Program at Harvard Extension School.