About the Cyber, Politics and Government MA Program


​​Director of Program - Professor Eviatar Matania

A unique program that combines strategic thinking with technology to develop the core strategic planning in societies, governments and organizations, that desire to address the new challenges of the cyber era. It aims to those who wish to lead activities and organizations in a changing world and is pioneering in its desire to educate and train students and executives in this so critical fields for the future.


The program is generated by TAU, in the heart of one of the global centers of cyber leadership – strategically and technologically. Specifically, TAU was the heart of Israel Cyber Initiative, it is currently the heart of the new "Smart Systems" national initiative, and it has leading researchers in these fields, as well as vivid and dominant research centers.



1. To educate next generation of executives and policy makers to lead their organizations during the cyber era.

2. To train next generations for an auto-didactic studying capacity in a changing cyber world.

3. To develop strategic capacity to live through, to develop policies and to lead societies in the cyber era.


About the Program:

1. Taught in English.

2. 3 semesters (10 months) from October to August.

3. No need in prior technological knowledge.

4. Suitable also for people who work during the day. 

5. The courses will take place two days a week - Tuesday's from 1pm and Friday mornings. 


Thesis Track

The Master's Degree in Cyber Politics and Government within the school of Political Sciences, Government and International Affairs offers a thesis track for students of the program.

The requirements for the transition from the regular track to the thesis track the candidate must:


1.  Have a GPA of at least 90 of at least three courses at the end of the first semester.


2.  The student must find a thesis supervisor before entering the track.


3. Admission to the research track will be conditional on the approval of the head of the program in accordance with the achievements of the student.


4. Students who choose to enter the thesis track must add a 4th semester to their studies.

The track will commence in October 2020 and last until May, 2022 (Allows 8 months for completion.)

Students who are accepted to the thesis track must complete 9 courses from within the CPG program which is 27 academic credits plus 3 additional credits, overall 30 credits in total.


In the second (spring) semester, thesis track students are required to enroll in the Research and Methodologies seminar that is offered only in the Spring semester.

Thesis track students are required to submit 2 long papers as opposed to 3 long papers as of the regular non-thesis track.


The completion of the final exam is not required for thesis track students.



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