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Acquire the tools and skills you need to manage cybersecurity practice and policy in private industry and government today. 


A 10-course degree program, Boston College’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance teaches you to help organizations protect their data, identify and manage cyber risk, and recover from cyber attacks.

"Boston College is a leader in thinking and educating on these incredibly important ​[cybersecurity] ​issues, so this is a great place to have this."

-Former FBI Director James B. Comey, BCCS 2017​

With an emphasis on leadership, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication skills, our M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program prepares professionals to meet and respond to the challenges of today’s cyber ecosystem. 

Learn how to:

  • Design, develop, and implement cybersecurity strategies that defend against and ensure recovery from cyber attack.
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  • Develop and present the most cogent case for cybersecurity investment to senior executives, boards of directors, and government officials.
  • Cultivate and promote ethical principles that complement and advance company policies and government interests.
  • Bridge the communication gap between information technology security professionals and key business and government stakeholders.

The M.S in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance is taught entirely by industry leaders and practitioners from leading and cutting-edge private and government entities, which include EMC/RSA, FireEye/Mandiant, IBM Security, Mintz Levin, MITRE Corporation, National Grid, PwC, and Weil Gotshal, among others.

"Zero-percent cybersecurity unemployment, 1 million jobs unfilled" -CSO Online Offered during the evenings as a full-time or part-time course of study with hybrid and online course options, the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program is flexible and tailored to the needs of IT managers, professionals, and practitioners, and to individuals seeking knowledge and skills to advance their careers.

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