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New Master’s in Cybersecurity and Public Policy

Offered by the School of Engineering and The Fletcher School, the new graduate degree program crosses the divide between technology and policy

Tufts next fall will offer a master’s program in cybersecurity and public policy, a joint degree offered by the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and the Fletcher School, and applications are being accepted now.

By creating the interdisciplinary program, Tufts will give students critical skills they need to be at the forefront of the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry, said Susan Landau, Bridge Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, who will serve as program director and chair of the governance committee.

Graduates of the program, she said, will meet the market demand for professionals who can act as translators between technicians and policymakers “to develop policy that better protects against cyberattacks—and mitigates the problems when such attacks occur, as they inevitably will,” she said.

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