Welcome to the admissions overview. The admissions process is designed to ensure that students admitted to the SANS Master's programs have the experience, capabilities, and motivations necessary to complete and graduate. Given the resources we allocate to each admitted student, we must carefully select those to whom we will offer admission.
The Admissions process requires that candidates have succeeded academically at the undergraduate level and that they have already gained relevant work experience in the information technology or security fields. Our programs are intended neither for recent college graduates nor individuals new to the industry. Rather, we seek to bolster the career growth of existing professionals by deepening their technical knowledge of cybersecurity engineering while simultaneously enhancing their ability to be effective in their organization.
We welcome email queries, but please take the time to read the Application Overview and Instructions and this section of our website before contacting us. These instructions are reasonably complete and other applicants have been able to register for admission using these instructions. If you still have questions after reviewing these pages, please do not hesitate to drop us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Shelley Moore, Assistant Director
Enrollment Management and Communications
SANS Technology Institute
We welcome your interest in the SANS Technology Institute's master's programs. The procedure for applying to a master's program is described in this Application Overview and Instructions document. The admissions process is designed to allow us to evaluate your many talents and to determine if they are well matched to the rigors and requirements of our programs. Prior to downloading this document, we encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our programs leading to Master of Science degrees in Information Security.
If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to send an email to email@example.com.
The SANS Technology Institute charges per course, according to the credit hours assigned to each course or experience. The cost per credit hour is currently $1,250. Therefore, charges for individual courses in the program vary.
Because each master's program is comprised of courses requiring a cumulative 36 credit hours, the program will cost approximately $15,000 per year for three years, or $45,000 to complete. Fees, travel expenses or the additional costs of the capstone exams are in addition to these credit hour charges. Read More
One letter of recommendation is required to provide a candid viewpoint of an applicant's personal characteristics, performance and experience, strengths, capabilities, and professional promise. It should be written by someone who has worked closely with the candidate. The selection committee relies heavily on these letters to assist in making a final decision. See the tab labeled Employer Recommendation Form. Read More
Note: The SANS Technology Institute does not accept transfers of credit from other higher education institutions. It has policies regarding the waiver of certain course elements or courses, including waivers available for applicants who have previously taken relevant SANS courses or hold certain GIAC certifications.
Prospective Students who have previously taken classes from the SANS Institute, or who have taken and passed GIAC examinations relevant to the master's program, should review the document Application Process - Guide to Waivers to determine whether or how they may qualify for waivers of required program elements.