Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity 

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity FAQs

How long does it take to complete this program?
UD’s online master of science in cybersecurity requires just 30 credit hours (10 courses) and can be completed in two years.

Learn more about the curriculum for the master of science in cybersecurity.

When can I begin the program?
New students can start in the Spring 1, Summer or Fall 1 term. Find more information about the application process and deadlines on our application page.

Does this program require any on-site residencies?
The online master of science in cybersecurity program does not require students to participate in any on-campus activities or residencies.

Students are welcome to attend any on-campus events of interest, including career fairs, recruiting opportunities and our graduation ceremonies.

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What is the tuition for the online M.S. in cybersecurity?
With 30 required credits at $1,237 per credit hour, the online master of science in cybersecurity has a total tuition of $37,110.

How do I apply for financial aid?
For information on filing deadlines, eligibility, and how to file a FAFSA, visit the University of Delaware’s Student Financial Services page. You may also call your admissions counselor with any questions you may have at (844) 237-1338.

What are the admission requirements for this program?
The University of Delaware requires all students enrolling in the online master of science in cybersecurity to meet the following standard requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year university
  • GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or related disciplines
  • Programming experience in a high level language (e.g. C, C++, java, python) and familiarity with basic networking protocols and operating systems
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE completion with minimum quantitative score of 150 and verbal, qualitative score of 300. There may be GRE waivers available for those who qualify. To learn more about qualification please call (844) 237-1338
  • A TOEFL exam is required for non-native English speakers. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based); IELTS is also accepted with a score of 6.5 and no individual sub-scores below 6.0

What are the technical requirements for this program?
The course content is all web-based using the Canvas learning management system. You must have a strong Internet connection and a modern browser. We highly recommend updating to the newest version of the browser you are using as well as the most up-to-date Flash plug-in. Canvas is best viewed at a minimum of 1024×600, which is the average size of a notebook computer. Compatible operating systems include Windows XP SP3 and newer, Mac OSX 10.6 and newer and Linux chromeOS.

Are there any professional requirements for admission to this program?
No. UD’s online master’s in cybersecurity does not have any professional requirements. We do require applicants hold a B.S. in electrical or computer engineering, or a related field, such as math, physics or computer science.

Will I have the opportunity to collaborate with peers online?
Yes, all of UD’s online programs incorporate social interaction that enables students to connect with faculty and collaborate with peers during the duration of each course.