Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the MS in cybersecurity program, a student must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in computer science or a related field. Students with a minor in computer science, or those with documented coursework in Introductory Programming, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, and Algorithms are also candidates for decision. Additionally, commensurate work experience in a relevant position may replace the specific major and/or coursework requirements, and those with such experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • An application form
  • Application fee
  • Personal statement
  • A current resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

Work experience and/or significant prior coursework in cybersecurity is strongly considered in the admission process. Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered, but are not required.

Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and fees are received by Quinnipiac. Students can expect to receive a decision within four weeks of submitting a completed application.