The program embraces an interdisciplinary approach, teaching and producing research through a variety of lenses. Students are not offered nor recommend a single track to graduation‚ instead, they will be encouraged to pursue their own interests and meet their professional goals. To name just a few potential focus areas, students could:
Explore algorithms and technologies for securing systems
Study how users interact with computers in order to provide stronger methods of privacy protection
Examine digital approaches to development
Ask how to control—through laws and technology—the growing surveillance society
Analyze the impact that the “borderless” world of the Internet has on sovereignty
Research how changing communications technologies impact law, among many other potential focus areas
Students benefit from select courses offered by the following Tufts schools and departments:
Set yourself apart among cybersecurity professionals with the unique, interdisciplinary Master's of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy program. Program graduates enter the workforce with a valuable and sought-after combination of technical skills, global perspective, and policy understanding that employers demand.
Working closely with faculty mentors, students explore numerous avenues to become cybersecurity policy experts and benefit from the technical expertise of the School of Engineering and the global context of The Fletcher School. Students are empowered to pursue their own interests to meet their professional goals.
Students with an interest in cybersecurity policy and a background in either policy or technology are encouraged to apply. Prospective students should have a solid background in computer science (major, strong minor, or the equivalent) or an undergraduate or advanced degree in economics, international relations, law, political science, or a related field.
Three letters of recommendation
Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo test scores (if applicable)