Offered by Tel Aviv University – one of the global centers of cyber leadership, the M.A. in Cyber Politics and Government is a new graduate program for 2021-22. The program bridges strategic governance and policy with technology and is designed to help students gain the critical tools for developing strategic planning, management, and leadership in the challenging era of big data, cyber threats and new evolving technologies.
Headed by Professor Eviatar Matania, founder and former Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), the program helps students gather the necessary understanding of cyber challenges from a societal, governmental, corporate, and organizational perspective and therefore make educated decisions in risk management, compliance, budget, reputation, policy and strategy. It offers subjects ranging from the influence on modern-day elections to big data economy, policy-making and strategic planning, and equips students with a vast knowledge about the field of cybersecurity – a need of every profession today.
This cutting-edge M.A. program seeks to equip future leaders with the necessary skills needed for cybersecurity field; to educate the next generation of executives and policymakers to be able to lead organizations in the cyber era; to equip the next generation for an auto-didact studying capacity in a changing cyber world; and to develop the strategic capacity to develop policy and to lead societies in the cyber era.
Eligibility for Indian students
The program is open to everyone with a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education. The students are required to have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or 80 on a 100 scale.
Tel Aviv University is conducting a webinar (https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfuGvqTMrE9wm02a075_wdFhwC2F0J4Zd) for students interested in learning more about this course on 17th March 2021 at 06:30pm IST. The webinar would be led by Prof. Eviatar Matania, Head of the Security Studies program and professor at the School of Political Science, Government, and International Affairs at the university.
The taught-in-English program will be offered under hybrid mode during the year of 2020/21. Under this model, the students will be able to attend the courses in classroom as well as participate via Zoom.
Conducted from October to August, the graduate program is a 3 semester (10 months) program with the third semester (summer) running for 7 weeks.
The program offers “Tata Trusts Scholarship” scholarship for Indian students. For more details – https://international.tau.ac.il/scholarship_programs/?tab=3
Application process and admission
Applicants can apply for the course by registering at