Program Information

The Master of Cybersecurity (MCS) program at Al Yamamah University is designed to meet the growing need in various vital sectors for expert leaders specialized in information security to ensure safe and sustainable operation that guarantees the interests of institutions and stakeholders alike in a world of increasing risks and threats.

This flexible evening program allows full-time employees to pursue their academic studies at a master’s degree in a manner that does not conflict with their work or family commitments.

The program follows a learner-centered approach that balances theory and practice, equipping practitioners with the knowledge to evaluate organizational assets and design robust solutions to protect them. This program is ideal for IT professionals and managers, as well as graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related fields, and focuses on the scientific and practical applications of security principles to ensure continuity of operation in the face of risks and threats.

The MCS program is a transformational journey to lead in the field of cybersecurity, gaining the expertise and skills needed to protect organizations from cyberattacks in today’s digital landscape.

Program Duration & Class Times

  • Program period: 18-24 months.
  • Classes Time:  Evening Classes.
  • Program credits hours: 30 hours

Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the MCS program at the College of Engineering and Architecture are required to have the followings:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum cumulative grade average of “Good” in computer sciences, mathematics, engineering fields or MIS.
  2. Applicants who earned their bachelor’s degrees from a country where English is not the official language must satisfy, at least, one of the following English proficiency tests (not older than three years from the admission date):
    • TOEFL iBT = 65 or above
    • IELTS = 5.5 or above with a minimum score of 5.0 in all parts
    • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPT) = L7 or above
  1. Two letters of recommendations from professors who taught you in the past. Alternatively, two letters from managers/supervisors to whom you reported at the workplace in the last five years.
  2. Updated CV
  3. Applicants with non- business backgrounds may be required to complete one or two of the Pre-Grad courses (foundation courses).


Tuition fees (4 semesters) SR 129,000


The above fees do not include:

  • Admission fees
  • English placement test fees
  • Foundation courses fees (if applicable)

Details of Fees & Academic Hours

Admission fees SR 3,000 (non-refundable)
English Placement Test (if applicable) SR 500


Fees Hours Total hours fees
Foundation courses (if applicable)
Academic courses SR 4,250/hour 24 SR 4,250 x 24 = SR 102,000
Graduation project SR 4,500/hour 6 SR 4,500 x 6 = SR 27,000


Academic program fees (4 semesters) (Total of 30 accredited credit hours including graduation project)

Overall cost of the academic program is:

SR 102,000 + SR 27,000 = SR 129,000

Application Process

STEP 1:  Fill-in the application form; (Click Here)

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original bachelor certificate
  • A copy of the student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. You will be notified by email with the result.

STEP 4: Accepted students will be provided with a payment link to pay the admission fees, reserve the seat, and issue the university number.

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