Which among the top colleges in US give their best in Cybersecurity as a domain for MS?What are thelist of best colleges for applying?What grades and other requirements for getting in top colleges?

Hi I'm graduating in the year 2023 as an undergraduate.so I'm planning to study abroad for masters in Computer science or IT fields.my current CGPA is >8.5 and I can maintain this for my rest of the year too.The problem I'm facing is for what colleges do I need to apply as some colleges are excelled in some specific domains. if one asks me I'm more interested in either Cybersecurity domain or in game design and development or in AR and VR or in general Computer studies.im not much of a geek kind of programmer; I do know programming a bit and at the same time I'm unsure about my programming level of skills.so which colleges can I apply for? And which is better to write GRE or GMAT or is writing any of them is mandatory?and any other do I need to write?

Asked by CHITHALURI CHARIK about 2 years ago

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dania ortega

dania ortega

Operations Analyst at WD

Masters in Cyber Security in USA is 1 to 2 year course which prepares professionals for cybersecurity and information assurance leadership roles in various corporations, agencies and organizations.Tuition fees at universities offering Masters in Cyber Security in USA range between 30,800 to 119,000 USD. Currently, the average salary of cybersecurity graduates in the USA is 76,960 USD per year.

Here is a list of the top colleges in USA for Masters in Cybersecurity:

1. University of California Berkeley

2. University of Maryland

3. George Washington University

4. University of Delaware

5. Stevens Institute of Technology

While this is just a general school list, you should also keep in mind that all universities have a certain set of profile requirements, and you need to apply to universities that align with your profile for the same. It’s not necessary that you will be able to apply to all of these mentioned universities because of your profile. Still,  there is also a possibility that you can get into some more exceptional universities. 

I know it can be a bit difficult to find out which universities match your profile, and then there is also a high chance of miscommunication because of a plethora of data over the internet. 

I suggest you check out the FREE School Explore Tool here. It will generate a personalised list of schools that match your profile and preferences. This will make it easier for you to narrow down your best choices then. 

Once you have your school list, I’m sure you would also have questions like how to apply, what are the documents required etc. Let me know, and I will help you with relevant information. 



MentR-Me Team

Study abroad expert

he United States hosts several top-tier universities renowned for their Master of Science (MS) programs in Cybersecurity. Notable among these are:

  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) - The MS in Information Security from CMU is highly prestigious, benefitting from the university's strong ties to industry leaders and its cutting-edge research. CMU often sets the standard for cybersecurity education.
  • Stanford University - Known for its rigorous curriculum and proximity to Silicon Valley, Stanford offers a comprehensive MS in Cybersecurity, focusing on both the technical and managerial aspects of security.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT's program integrates cybersecurity with its broader computer science curriculum, providing a deep understanding of underlying technologies and security issues.
  • University of California, Berkeley - UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity in conjunction with their MS programs offers a unique blend of policy and technical education, preparing students for diverse roles in the field.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech offers a specialized MS in Cybersecurity, focusing on information security, energy systems, or public policy, making it versatile and practical.

Admission to these top programs typically requires:

  • A strong undergraduate background in computer science, information technology, or related fields.
  • Competitive GRE scores, although some programs may waive this requirement.
  • A high GPA (usually above 3.5 on a 4.0 scale).
  • Relevant professional or research experience in cybersecurity or related areas.
  • Strong letters of recommendation, preferably from academic or professional contacts in the tech field.
  • A statement of purpose that clearly articulates your interest in cybersecurity, your career goals, and how the program aligns with these goals.

These universities not only provide rigorous academic training but also offer extensive networking opportunities, practical work experiences through internships, and exposure to the latest research and technologies in cybersecurity.

I suggest you check out the FREE School Explore Tool here.


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