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Stand firm in the face of cybersecurity threats with the confidence of a top-tier master’s

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Learn alongside leaders from many industries and significantly expand your exposure to cybersecurity threats of all kinds.

Leaders know a cybersecurity event can be catastrophic to companies, customers and careers. There is immense responsibility to protect information in an ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity risk. A Brandeis MS in Information Security Leadership empowers you with the confidence of a top-tier master’s to attack any cybersecurity situation with both leadership and technical savvy.

Brandeis University is consistently ranked as a top university by U.S. News and World Report, so with your MS in Information Security Leadership you will experience the confidence of someone who has earned a master’s from one of the country's best universities.

Our cutting-edge, industry relevant, 100% online curriculum for professionals will build your leadership savvy and skill in leveraging technical know-how. You will learn alongside cybersecurity leaders in small seminar-style classes with no more than 20 students, significantly expanding your exposure to cyber security threats of all kinds.

Part-time, fully online, financially accessible.

The 30-credit Information Security Leadership program has six required courses and four electives. In your required courses, you will receive a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in security leadership and risk, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow you to enrich and round out your studies.

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Our 30-credit part-time, online program has six required courses and four electives. Below is a sample of available classes.

Foundations of Information Security

Identity Management and Access Control

Information Technology Forensics and Investigations

Securing Applications, Web Services, and Software-as-a-Service (SAAS)

Leading Security in Complex Organizations

Principles of Risk Management in Information Security

Learn to lead through any cybersecurity challenge alongside leaders in the military, finance, retail and other industries.

As a student in the program, you will learn alongside peers and instructors who work or have worked at prestigious organizations such as:

The MS in Information Security Leadership is a top-tier master’s degree created and taught by cybersecurity experts. The program is led by an experienced program chair and professional advisory board who use their expertise to keep the coursework current and relevant. As a student, you’ll learn from adjunct faculty who work full-time outside of Brandeis, bringing real-world experiences and connections to their classrooms.

Get to know some of your program's leadership team:


Principal Consultant & Proprietor

Director of Information Security Education & Consulting, Harvard University

Take your place among the influencers with a Master’s in Information Security Leadership from Brandeis University

This degree is for you if:

You have an undergraduate degree with work experience and/or coursework in introduction to networking, introduction to computer science and introduction to computer security.

If you’re interested in pursuing this program and do not meet the prerequisites above, please speak with an enrollment coordinator about your options.

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