Master of Science in Cybersecurity


Our Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a 16-month program for experienced professionals designed to cultivate cross-industry executives with the unique ability to devise and execute comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.

Leveraging Brown’s culture of interdisciplinary excellence, our curriculum fosters industry leaders prepared to solve novel cybersecurity challenges. The program convenes world-class thought leaders from Brown's top-ranked Department of Computer Science and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, as well as accomplished practitioners driving advances in cybersecurity.


"Although I expected and received world-class instruction and engagement from faculty and support staff, I wasn’t expecting the cohort to be both cohesive and stimulating. I am grateful to have made many lifelong friends in this program."

Ray Cotton, Class of 2018, Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) - I.T. Infrastructure, Risk, and Cybersecurity at Wells Fargo


The market has a variety of certifications for professionals, but it’s difficult to know which is the best investment. Brown's Master of Science in Cybersecurity is a credential that will definitively set you apart. The curriculum will give you a sophisticated understanding of the technical, legal, policy, and human factor challenges that leaders are facing and a framework for solving them.

Our accelerated 16-month program is designed for busy, ambitious professionals — blending online learning with in-person sessions. Regardless of where you live, you can earn Brown's Master of Science in Cybersecurity without interrupting your career.

Through this program, you will learn from world-class faculty and collaborate with a close-knit community of peers across different functions and industries. As a Master of Science in Cybersecurity student at Brown, you’ll get: