Whether your interest lies in systems, policy or operations—the program’s three areas of concentration—Villanova’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity will prepare you for success in this rapidly growing, ever-evolving field.

Our Community

Pursuing an engineering master's degree at Villanova is to become part of a close-knit scholarly community. Professors are highly available and engaged in their students' success.

Master's in Cybersecurity:

  • 17% female
  • 74% part-time
  • Average age: 32
  • Total enrollment: 42


Formed in 2019, the College’s Cyber Physical Systems Security Laboratory serves the Cybersecurity program, supporting specialization in the areas of critical infrastructure, industrial control system security and the Internet of Things. Lab partner Cybati has developed a number of innovative kinetic models that support the program.

Flexible Options

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings to allow you to successfully balance work and family while earning your degree. You can participate in class on campus, in real-time (synchronously) via our E-Learning program, or on your own schedule through recorded materials and lectures. Our graduate programs are unique in that you can combine online and on campus options, attending class or participating remotely depending upon your availability and preference. You can also complete your cybersecurity graduate degree entirely online. Learn more about the opportunities of E-Learning.

Successful Outcomes

Graduates of Villanova's Master's of Cybersecurity program go on to careers at companies such as:




Lockheed Martin

Northrop Grumman


Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar
Director of Graduate Studies


Maurice Mitchell, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Cybersecurity program.

"The Cybersecurity graduate program exposed me to tools, frameworks, and terminology that I frequently use when communicating with other information security professionals. It prepared me to step into my current role comfortably and confidently!"

Maurice Mitchell, Information Security Analyst, TD


Chad Yantorno, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Cybersecurity Program.

“I was able to secure a new position in Silicon Valley as a Senior Security Engineer thanks to the connections I made at Villanova.”

Chad Yantorno, Senior Systems Security Engineer, Salesforce