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Degree Details

Choose to learn online or on-campus

For all students, the Duke Cybersecurity Master of Engineering degree is 30 credits, including 10 courses:


  • Two (2) Industry Preparation Core courses, developed in partnership with Duke's Law School and Fuqua School of Business
  • Three (3) Technical Core courses, developed by Duke Engineering cybersecurity faculty
  • Five (5) Cybersecurity Elective courses, to focus and customize your degree

Course descriptions »

Internship or Project

  • A required internship is an excellent way to gain valuable experience.  Although students are responsible for finding their own internship, Duke provides a dedicated career development team to help.
  • Part-time, working students can receive credit for applying what they learn at work, or opt to complete a project

Workshop Series or Campus Residencies

  • On-campus students participate in three (3) seminar and workshop series
  • Online students attend three (3) week-long on-campus residencies

The choice of online or on-campus is up to you. All students take the same courses, learn from the same faculty, and earn the same Duke degree.

Compare Online and On-Campus

  Online On-Campus
Minimum Time to Degree 5 Semesters 3 Semesters
Residencies at Duke 3 one-week residences None
Class Experience Live and recorded classes—Online interaction with faculty and peers Class attendance at Duke—In-person and online interaction with faculty and peers
Academic Advising Online interaction with a faculty advisor—In-person during residencies In-person and online interaction with a faculty advisor
Career Services & Professional Development Support from career services professionals specialized in assisting engineering master's students

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Campus—Typical Schedule

  Industry Prep Core Technical Core Electives Professional Enrichment
Year 1

MENG 540: 
Management of High-Tech Industries


Introduction to Cybersecurity Perspectives

Cybersecurity Risk Management

  Seminar and Workshop Series
Spring MENG 570: 
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
Cybersecurity and Interdisciplinary Considerations

Elective 1

Elective 2

Summer       MENG 550: 
Year 2

Elective 3

Elective 4

Elective 5

MENG 551: 
Internship Assessment

Online—Typical Schedule

  Industry Prep 
Electives Professional 
Year 1


Introduction to Cybersecurity Perspectives

Cybersecurity Risk Management

  CYBERSEC 504: Residency 1
Spring   CYBERSEC 502:
Cybersecurity and Interdisciplinary Considerations
Elective 1  
Summer       CYBERSEC 505: Residency 2
Year 2

MENG 540: Management of High-Tech Industries


  Elective 2  
Spring MENG 570:
Business Fundamentals for Engineers
  Elective 3  
Summer MENG 550:
Year 3
Fall MENG 551:
Internship Assessment

Elective 4

Elective 5

CYBERSEC 506: Residency 3

Residencies for Online Students

To provide an on-campus experience that bonds students to Duke and to each other, the online program includes three (3) residencies— at the beginning, mid-term, and end of the program. 

The residencies provide opportunities to interact with on-campus engineering master's students, to attend class in person, and to experience Duke-curated professional enrichment activities including guest speakers, seminars and workshops.

Tuition and Financial Aid


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Financial Aid

Limited financial aid is available to highly qualified candidates through academic scholarships with an emphasis on increasing diversity within the program. Underrepresented minorities may receive up to 50 percent per year in tuition scholarship through our Diversity Scholarships.  

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