Why study a Masters in Cybersecurity?

The term cyber defines activities using computer systems and networks. Cybersecurity is one of the most important needs of cyber technologies in terms of both infrastructure and applications.

Cybersystems and security aim to find solutions to ensure the efficiency, security, and confidentiality of data production, transmission, storage, and computing systems in different fields.

Hence, there is a growing demand for experts in the field of cyber systems and information security in both academia and industry. According to the ISC2 2019 report:

  • there exists a shortage of more than 4 million cyber systems and security experts in the world
  • 54% of companies worldwide employ a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

With a Masters in Cybersecurity from Koç University, you may work at:

  • Software companies
  • Banks
  • Multi-nationals
  • Medical device producers
  • Retailers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Law firms
  • Consulting companies
  • Internet of Everything vendors

Before you make the decision to apply make sure you read Prof. Alptekin Küpçü’s recent blog post on

“5 key questions to ask before you apply to a Masters in Cybersecurity”

The MSc in Cybersecurity at Koç University in a nutshell…

  • Challenging theoretical and practical courses in an interdisciplinary curriculum
  • For Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Maths or Telecommunication Engineering graduates
  • Online/Offline
  • 3 semesters
  • Affordable tuition

What will you gain from the MSc in Cybersecurity at Koç University?

You will be able to work in a wide array of industries in Türkiye or abroad as an expert in the field of cyber systems and information security through an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that combines theoretical and practical courses in several fields such as: 

  • cryptology
  • blockchain
  • machine learning
  • privacy, KVKK, GDPR
  • computer network security
  • operating system security
  • cloud security
  • internet security
  • distributed system security
  • secure programming
  • cyber-forensics
  • penetration testing
  • risk management
  • strategic planning
  • cyber law

Who should apply to the MSc in Cybersecurity at Koç University?

The program is suitable for outstanding students who have completed fundamental computer engineering or equivalent education at the undergraduate level from a reputable university and with a good academic record.

The program is ideal for those who want to gain an industry sought-after degree that will increase their post-graduation career choices to new fields (e.g. banking, finance, consulting, and government) and long-term career trajectories.

What are the application requirements for the MSc in Cybersecurity at Koç University?

  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts from all university degree(s) completed
  • University diploma from all university degree(s) completed (if available)
  • English proficiency test score (for applicants who are not native English speakers)

We offer rolling admissions. Decisions are announced within 2 weeks of receipt of the application. For more details click here and make sure you watch our webinars.

Master’s Perspective | Assoc. Prof. Alptekin Küpçü, Cyber Security


In Cyber Security, which is an endlessly growing field, Cryptography is one of the hardest topics to grasp. Even after learning the basics, details, variations, and fundamentals, it is very challenging not to miss something about Cryptography. However, Koç University, with its very well-academic staff with a strong background, helped me understand this.

The Koç University Masters Program in Cyber Security was incredibly helpful in keeping me up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field. The academic staff and industrial advisors were exceptional, providing invaluable guidance throughout my studies. I'm grateful to Koç University for offering such a valuable program that equipped me with the skills and knowledge to make meaningful contributions in the field.

I can say that the university has positive personnel, various counseling opportunities, an international environment, and with many language options the conversation circles are also very beneficial.

Alperen Örsdemir