Master's in Cybersecurity

Transform your career and gain cross-industry expertise to meet the new and evolving demands for cybersecurity leadership.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program Update

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is paused and not currently accepting applications. Please check back for an update in 2021 or join our mailing list to receive updates.
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Cybersecurity is undergoing rapid and disruptive change. Now more than ever, strategic leadership is needed to meet the new and evolving demands for cybersecurity. In this environment, you need a sophisticated understanding of the technical, legal, policy and human factors essential for resilient, secure organizations.

Brown's Master of Science (ScM) in Cybersecurity is a transformative 16-month program designed to broaden your vision and position you to lead. Our rigorous curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, is curated to break down industry silos and bring new ideas forward that have a positive impact on the world. You'll collaborate with a community of faculty and peers across difference functions and industries, bringing a diversity of perspectives into your learning experience.

Structured for professionals, our program blends online learning with in-person sessions so you can earn a Brown degree and build the network and skills vital for advancing your business — without interrupting your career. 

Program Snapshot


Blended Low-Residency & Online


16 months starting in September


Avg. 5+ Years of Work Experience


Brown Computer Science

We prepare our students with the unique and critical ability to devise and execute integrated, comprehensive cybersecurity strategies that address:

  • Technologies such as big data, cloud, mobile, Internet of Things
  • Policy and privacy
  • Effective leadership
  • Social trends including social networks, globalized workforce
  • Economic tradeoffs and risk management
  • Human factors

The Brown Difference

A learning experience centered around you. Join a close-knit, diverse community of peers and benefit from our intentionally small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Our rigorous and highly-supportive curriculum — taught by world-class faculty — is designed to build the network and skills vital to transform your career and business in real-time.

Experience a dynamic, peer-to-peer learning environment that pushes you in new ways. Our programs transcend boundaries and integrate knowledge across fields of study — designed to break down industry silos, broaden your perspective and bring innovative ideas forward. Leave the classroom positioned to transform from a team member to the team leader. 

Brown students and alumni are more than thinkers — they are change agents and doers! We prepare strategic leaders with the deep knowledge, critical thinking, powerful network and cross-industry expertise to go confidently into the world to innovate, solve real-world challenges and drive what's next, both in their fields and in their careers. 

Upcoming Cybersecurity Events

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