Master of Science in Computer Science / Networking & Security
Hofstra University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Networking & Security is an online Information Security degree from Hofstra University.  This program develops highly qualified professionals who are capable of adapting to the dynamic field of computing and also prepares students for doctoral studies in computer science or related fields.  You will begin with a solid foundation in fundamental areas of computer science, such as algorithms, operating systems, and programming languages.  From there students complete networking and security courses.  These courses are likely to include:

  • Computer Communication Networks and Distributed Processing
  • Secure Systems/Ethical Hacking
  • Network Security
  • Privacy in a Wired World

Students have the chance to gain hands-on experience through paid positions as part of Hofstra’s co-op program.  By the time you graduate you will be prepared for various management level positions in networking and security.

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Hofstra University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)