The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs recently launched a 36-credit MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, which is currently taking applications for Fall 2019. The degree is designed for individuals who seek cyber-related positions across the private and public sectors, and non-governmental organizations. It addresses critical issues including disinformation, espionage, and terrorists’ use of emerging technologies and media.

“Rather than focusing on the technological aspects of cybercrime, as many of the current masters programs in this area of study do, this new degree is interdisciplinary and attentive to the transnational security issues that arise from cybercrime,” says Vera Jelinek, divisional dean of the NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs. “We plan to attract a cohort of students from a variety of professional backgrounds who will bring their own knowledge and expertise to tackling the emerging issues in cybercrime and cybersecurity.”

The degree program includes three components: The core curriculum focuses on broad foundational topics such as Cybercriminology, Cyberlaw, and Cyberliberties; National and International Cybercrime Investigation; Political Cybercrime; International Critical Infrastructure Protection; and Cybersecurity.

Five specialization courses can be chosen from among 12 offered, including Terrorism, Technology, and the Internet; Social Media and Terrorism; Organized Cybercrime; Transnational Crime; and Open Source Intelligence and Social Media Forensics.

The goal of the degree is to develop practitioners and experts who can implement real-world solutions to international problems in cybercrime and terrorism. It is structured to meet the needs of working professionals as well as traditional students. It can be completed in one-and-a-half years of
full-time study, or in two to five years of part-time study.

Expert faculty members will include:

  • Mary Beth Altier, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
  • Christopher Ankersen, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
  • Daniel Rogers, PhD, Adjunct Instructor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs

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