Admissions: Master's Degree Program

Admissions:

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Have at least 12 months of professional work experience in information technology, security or audit
  • Be employed or have current access to an organizational environment that allows you to apply the concepts and hands-on technical skills learned in the master's degree program
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university, or equivalent international education, with a minimum cumulative grade point
    average of 2.80

Preferred Admissions Deadlines

Submit Complete
Application By:
Receive Admissions Decision
No Later Than:
Target Program
Start Date:
February 1
March 1
May 2018
May 1
June 1
August 2018
August 1
September 1
November 2018
November 1
January 1
February 2019
  • If admitted, students will be eligible to join the next available New Student Orientation (NSO), which begin the first of each month. Only after a student completes New Student Orientation will they be allowed to register for their first course.
  • Applications submitted after the preferred deadlines will be accepted but may take up to 90 days to review.

Example Admissions Timeline: For applications submitted by May 1st, applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within 30 days, on or before June 1st. If submitted after the deadline, on May 8th for example, an application review may take up to 90 days. In this case, the applicant would receive an admissions decision no later than August 8th.

Admissions Overview

To apply for admission to the master's degree program, please follow the steps below:

  1. Determine that you meet the minimum program requirements listed above. If you are unsure, please contact us to determine if our program will be a good fit.

  2. Review the Application Overview and Instructions

  3. Submit a complete application including:
    • Application Form
    • Résumé
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Goals and Outcomes Statement
    • Leadership Essay
    • Video Presentation
    • Official Transcripts
    • Application Fee

Admissions Quick Links

If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to send an email to admissions@sans.edu.