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Cyber Security Graduate Programs, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #521 (QS) ,
Cyber security has emerged as an important discipline with its central position in the intersection of computer science, electronic engineering, and mathematics. As the seriousness of cyber crime and cyber security attacks has been gradualy increasing nowadays, it’s foreseen that this position will be under progression in the future. On the other hand, there is a lack of qualified workforce profile like researchers, academicians and practitioners who can meet the high end requirements.

About

With a curriculum carefully designed to address contemporary cyber-security needs, its academic staff doing research in relevant areas, and its experience and progressive approach in education, Sabancı University provides students with a unique opportunity to have a graduate degree in cyber security. Prospective students will receive an in-depth education and participate in original research projects in the following areas: cryptography, mathematics of cryptography (especially number theory and abstract algebra), cryptographic engineering (secure and efficient realization of cryptographic algorithms), system level knowledge (operating systems, computer architectures), computer networks and security, wireless networks and security, software security, digital forensics, penetration testing, cybersecurity intelligence, data privacy and biometrics.

The following is a list of ongoing activities and research areas in cybersecurity in Sabancı University:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Software and Hardware Realization of Cryptographic Systems
  • Wireless System Security
  • Data Security and Privacy
  • Software Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include (but not limited to):

  • Cryptography
  • Malware Analysis and Detection
  • Computer Forensics
  • Blockchain: Security and Applications
  • Advanced Cryptography and Data Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Cryptographic Engineering
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Privacy-Preserving Data Management
  • Biometrics

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    153

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

International students can apply for a graduate degree program at Sabanci University with the following required documents.

  • Online Application Form
  • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result (GMAT, GRE, GAT, ALES etc.)
  • Copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabanci University (TOEFL, PTE etc.)
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Photography
  • Portfolio / Writing Sample (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

To learn more about scholarship opportunities, please visit https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/graduate-scholarships

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