Master of Science in Information, Network and Computer Security MS-INCS


Program Description

In the Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security, you will:

  • critically evaluate various technical/architectural solutions to limit risk, mitigate the effects of the hostile action, and recover from attacks
  • design, implement and maintain software tools to support network security across multiple operating systems
  • oversee the information lifecycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, and implementation of secure infrastructures
  • study algorithm concepts, computer forensics, risk management and legal issues, and intrusion detection and hacker exploits

NYIT professors have been awarded several prestigious research grants in the field, in areas including:

  • biometrics
  • conceptual modelling
  • cryptography
  • cyber behavioural authentication
  • genomic computation
  • mobile and cybersecurity
  • swarm intelligence

Our 30-credit curriculum also offers a thesis option in which you’ll take six credits relating to thesis courses. This allows you to gain specialization in areas that make you better qualified for specific research and development opportunities.

Our Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) in Old Westbury offers you the opportunity to join research projects in areas such as cybersecurity, health care, and energy. This may lead to your work getting published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at major conferences. You can also join us at the annual Cybersecurity Conference at our Manhattan campus, where we welcome experts from academic, business, and government worldwide.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in computer science, information technology, engineering, math, or a related field from an appropriately accredited college or university.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.85 (out of 4.0) or equivalent.
  • Receive a minimum score of 6.5 (IELTS), 88 (TOEFL IBT), or the equivalent for admission. Graduates from North American institutions and other English speaking countries may be exempt from English proficiency testing.
  • Take the GRE at the discretion of the department.

Submit Required Application Materials

Once you apply online and pay the application fee, please e-mail the following supporting documents to the Vancouver Admissions Office at

  • Copy of submitted application and application fee.
  • Copy of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. Waivers and transfer credits for prior college work will not be awarded without official transcripts and submission of course outlines and descriptions.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • Copy of IELTS or TOEFL scores for international students.
  • Resume or C.V. (1-2) and Statement of Purpose or Letter of Intent are strongly recommended for students applying for the M.B.A. program.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2016: July 1, 2016
  • Spring 2017: Nov. 1, 2016

Additional Information for International Students

Tuition Deposit

  • International students are required to pay a tuition deposit for the first semester before the issuance of an official letter of acceptance to NYIT-Vancouver's graduate programs. The amount is refundable only if the official proof of a Canadian Study Permit rejection is submitted.

Full-time Status

  • International students must maintain their full-time status by taking the minimum required credit hours per semester/year. M.B.A. students must take at least 7.5 credits per term (22.5 credits per year) and M.S.-INCS students must take a minimum of 15 credits each year.

Off-Campus and Post-Graduation Work Permits

  • International students at NYIT-Vancouver are eligible for off-campus and post-graduation work permits.

Canadian Study Permits

  • Obtain a study permit from the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). This is for applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Receiving a study permit may take several weeks, so we encourage you to apply in advance.

Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • A.I. scientist
  • Cybersecurity expert
  • IT director
  • Network specialist
  • Research and development expert
  • Software engineer

Cost & Fees

Estimated Tuition Costs

$28,350 CAD*
(Non-waivable core 8 required courses + 1 Elective + 1 Project + 1 Technical Communications)

*Amount does not include other college fees or the tuition fee for any pre-requisite or bridge courses that may be required. Such courses, if required, will be taken from one of NYIT’s partner institutions in Vancouver and tuition fees for those courses will be paid to that partner institution.

Information, Network, and Computer Security, M.S.

Build on a background in engineering or computer science to take a leading role in protecting computer networks. The U.S. government has named NYIT as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, and the New York-based Network and Information Security laboratory is now available to NYIT-Vancouver students.


  • Demand for cybersecurity professionals is forecast to exceed supply.
  • Earn the only master’s degree in cybersecurity offered in British Columbia.
  • Work with professors who specialize in areas like biometrics, cryptography, behavioural authentication, intrusion detection, swarm intelligence, and mobile cyber security.


  • Connecting You to New York and the World

Complete your graduate degree in Vancouver or, if you wish, start here and continue at an NYIT campus in New York City or Abu Dhabi, learning new cultures and expanding your professional network.

  • The Best of Both Worlds

NYIT’s master’s programs are accredited in the United States and have the written consent of British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, allowing you to pursue career opportunities elsewhere in Canada or globally.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

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