Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security: MS
from the Bulletin
To meet the burgeoning demand for computer experts with deep technical training and expertise in keeping computer systems reliable and safe, we offer our master’s students the opportunity to specialize in cyber security. The specialization encompasses courses that focus on technical issues related to safe software, languages, and architectures, as well as broader societal issues of privacy and legal ramifications. Through an eight-course program, students will be trained in topics ranging from cryptographic methods, data and information security, fault-tolerant computing, network security, privacy and anonymity, software safety, and system security. The computer science (CS) program at Boston University is geared toward students with a CS undergraduate degree, but we also welcome those with equivalent computer training and experience, as well as students with gaps in their CS background but strong academic records overall.