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Master's (MSGSCC) in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime

100% Online, On-site, and Hybrid Study Options

The 36-credit MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime (MSGSCC), offered by the NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs, is a STEM graduate degree that 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.

Degree Advantage

  • 36 credits
  • 100% online, on-site, and hybrid degree options available
  • Core curriculum that focuses in the areas of cyber law, global security, infrastructure security and resilience, and mission assurance
  • Electives that let students explore topics at the intersection of cyber strategy, cyber policy, and cyber technology
  • Faculty members who are experts in their fields
  • Three specialty tracks in: Strategy, Planning & Policy; Intelligence & Analysis; and Global Security & Conflict
  • Consulting practicums that provide experience in helping organizations analyze and address challenges
  • STEM degree, which may qualify students holding F-1 visas for a STEM OPT extension of 24 months
  • Flexible full- or part-time study options
  • Can be completed in as little as 12-16 months

Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS

Join an upcoming online session to learn more about our graduate degree programs including the MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime. As an attendee of an Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS session, you will meet members of our team and have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.

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Who Should Consider Earning the MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime?

The MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime is designed for those who wish to prepare for cyber-related careers in a job market that exhibits accelerating demand across the public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations. It readies individuals from non-technical, technical, and military backgrounds to become knowledgeable and reliable cybersecurity pros across industries.

While this degree program is offered as an on-site study option in NYC, students will be able to complete the program fully online as of Fall 2022.


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Learn From Top Global Security and Cyber Crime Experts

MSGSCC faculty members are thought leaders in their fields and have deep, hands-on experience in their areas of speciality. They have served in the military, have managed large-scale cyber security operations for corporations and organizations around the world, and are experts in the dark web, disinformation and propaganda, organized cyber crime, transnational cyber crime and terrorism, and risk management.

Develop Sought-After Skills in One of Three Specialty Tracks

The MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cyber Crime offers tracks in three areas of specialization—Strategy, Planning, & Policy; Intelligence & Analysis; and Global Security & Conflict. These tracks afford students the opportunity to gain highly sought-after knowledge and skills while defining their career path. They provide the competitive edge in this emerging and growing field.

Transition From the Military to an In-demand Civilian Career

As a veteran, you understand the crucial need to thwart cyber adversaries and make quick decisions in dynamic situations in order to defend our country. You are also well-positioned to transition into the growing and critical field of cyber leadership, planning, and policy. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program of which NYU is a part, you can aquire the financial assistance you need to help pay for your degree. Get started today using your Post 911 GI Bill benefits.

Internships and Job Opportunities

There is a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, which is predicted to reach 1.8 million unfilled jobs by 2022. Our goal is to help fill those positions by building an educated cohort of technically aware strategists, leaders, policy makers, and analysts. To help you jump start your career in cyberspace, we have partnered with the EC-Council, offering students an opportunity to become certified in cyber. Through the Center for Global Affairs and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS our graduates have secured jobs at:

  • New York City Cyber Command
  • Blackstone
  • Internet Security Alliance
  • Adaptika
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Meet Our Alumni!

CGA is proud to service bright individuals and prepare them for a meaningful career in Global Affairs. Get to know some of our Alumni and see where their degree has led them to.


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