• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Featuring topics include cryptography, cyberwarfare, ethical hacking, penetration testing, computer forensics, mobile and wireless security, and security design/management for databases, web commerce, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.  

The Cybersecurity programme from Marist College is especially appropriate for students who wish to assume leadership roles in cybersecurity innovation, either as industry professionals or as preparation for graduate study in this field.  Developing an in-depth technical skill set in cybersecurity will help individuals looking to make themselves more marketable in an increasingly technology-dependent world. 

Major in Cybersecurity Areas of Emphasis

  • Framework and Fundamental Concepts based on established cybersecurity professional standards
  • Hands-on Experience with cyber-defense tools and techniques
  • Security governance, risk management, auditing, and ethics
  • Penetration Testing of data center servers, storage, and networks
  • Cryptography, Forensics, and Cyberwarfare
  • Mobile device and wireless security

At Marist College, our on-campus/online CS/ITS faculty teaches the technology and business skills you need to work across departments. Students will learn to identify, analyze and conceptualize solutions for common information security issues facing any organization. Whether you are looking to change careers, further your education, or advance your career, the cybersecurity degree program provides the advanced professional courses necessary to enhance career development and educational opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
      • Early Action: November 15th
      • Early Decision 2: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Database Management
  • Data Communication and Networks
  •  Internetworking
  • Computer Forensics
  •  Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Mobile Security

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print), Common Application, or Coalition Application. 

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher

  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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