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.



  • To educate next generation of executives and policy makers to lead their organizations during the cyber era.
  • To train next generations for an auto-didactic studying capacity in a changing cyber world.
  • To develop strategic capacity to live through, to develop policies and to lead societies in the cyber era.


About the Program:

The program is taught in English, it is three semesters (10 months), from October to August.

No need for prior technological knowledge.

The program is suitable also for people who work during the day, courses will take place two days a week - Tuesdays from 12:15 PM and Fridays from 8:15 AM. 


The current cohort can be divided into three main backgrounds:

Technological disciplines for those interested in the broader aspects of the cyber-digital revolution

Management &  government,  for those who require the tools to manage large systems in the new world

Students from various disciplines who wish to broaden their education, and anchor their own research in the dramatic changes taking place in politics, society and the economy.


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:


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


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


  •  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.


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

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.


Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences

Since its founding in the mid-1960s, the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel-Aviv University has been an excelling, highly ranked and globally appreciated institution, led by its innovative researchers and teachers.


The faculty is composed of five schools: The School of Psychology, The Eitan Berglas School of Economics, The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, The School of Political Sciences, Government and International Affairs, and The School of Social and Policy Studies. The latter includes four departments – Sociology and Anthropology, Labor Studies, Public Policy and Communication, and includes three additional programs – Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Migration Studies, and Developing Countries.


The faculty holds an important role and duty of making current, updated, precise and, most importantly, unbiased, knowledge available to its students and researchers around the world.


The faculty's students' population is large and diverse, and yet each and every student receives the full attention by the academic and administrative staff to allow him or her to acquire higher education and ultimately, join today's work force.

Our extraordinary faculty is conducted by a remarkable staff that puts great emphasis on the quality of service and approachability of relevant materials needed for the researchers' professional work and for the quality of the educational experience of the students, while maintaining full transparency and maximum fairness in all administrative matters.



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