MS in Computer Security and Privacy

Who is the MS in Computer Security and Privacy for?

Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics‘ Master of Science in Computer Security and Privacy is designed for students who want to pursue technical careers in the field of cybersecurity. This degree prepares you for deeply technical careers in industry and government in the growing field of computer security and privacy. It is also a degree that can serve as a pre-requisite for admission to a PhD program in security and privacy. This program features a comprehensive education that will serve as a solid theoretical and technological foundation for those seeking careers in security and privacy. Drexel University is a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Excellence

Fast Facts


Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)


2-3 years (FT); 2-4 years (PT)


On campus or online

Term Starts

Fall, Spring

Curriculum Design

Traditional Course-by-Course

Hands-on Experience

Co-op for on campus, full-time students – Fall admission only; Two-term hands-on, experiential capstone project for all

Technical experience required?

Yes. Those without a prior degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related STEM degree plus work experience equal to Drexel’s Computer Science Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate certificate may have to take additional prerequisites before pursuing advanced computer science courses.

GRE required?

No, but recommended for international students and for domestic students with a GPA lower than 3.0

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