University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies

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Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec)

University of New Brunswick - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Computer Science
Field of Study:Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer Science
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,226
Careers:Software EngineerComputer and Information Systems ManagersCybersecurity Analyst


Training and education in cybersecurity falls far short of current needs, and what will be required in the future. Worldwide, there are 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions. Such skills shortage leaves the public, private sectors, and governments vulnerable. Moreover, the global cost of cyber-attacks is believed to grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025. With these figures in mind, we need to develop talent in cybersecurity – and fast! The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick is using 20+ years of cyber- security innovation and talent development to provide a one-year Master of Applied Cybersecurity (MACSec).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or related discipline such as Engineering or Science), with a minimum GPA of B for the MCS by Coursework and normally a minimum of B+ for the MCS by thesis/report program. Computer Science background requirements: software engineering, data structures, operating systems, algorithms and computer architecture.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 05, 2022