Admissions: Master's Degree Program

Admissions:

Prepare to Join the Next Generation of Cyber Security Leaders. Apply Today.

Gain cutting-edge technical knowledge and leadership skills that take careers to the highest levels. Designed for working professionals, the M.S. in Information Security Engineering (MSISE) program enables you to earn your degree in 3 to 5 years while continuing to work full-time, studying online and at immersive live weeklong trainings held throughout the country and across the globe.

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
  • For more detailed information, please review the Application Overview and Instructions

Preferred Admissions Deadlines

Submit Complete
Application By:
Receive Admissions Decision: Target Program
Start Date:
November 1
December 2
Winter 2020
January / February
February 1
March 1
Spring 2020
April / May
May 1
June 1
Summer 2020
July / August
  • 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 August 1st, applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within 30 days, on or before September 1st. If submitted after the deadline, on August 12th for example, an application review may take up to 90 days. In this case, the applicant would receive an admissions decision no later than November 12th.

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. Apply Now! Submit a complete application, including:
    • Application Form
    • Résumé
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Goals and Outcomes Statement
    • Video Presentation
    • Official Transcripts
    • Aptitude Assessment
    • Application Fee

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