An undergraduate or graduate degree in a technology discipline from an accredited university or college is required for unconditional admission to the cybersecurity graduate program. The applicant's undergraduate education must reflect a firm foundation in a computing technology discipline, the equivalent of 24 hours within a computing major or 18 advanced hours within a computing minor. Students who do not meet the necessary requirements will be requested to complete prerequisites before entering the program.
- Admissions Test - Students must submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
- A grade point average of 3.0 or better (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of academic course work is required for unconditional admission.
- Three letters of recommendation from persons who can address the applicant's ability and potential for graduate education and a leadership position in a technological-intensive organization (i.e., former professors, employment supervisors, professional colleagues).
- A personal narrative statement reflecting the applicant's academic and employment histories and prior experience on technology projects, as well as interest in achieving a leadership position in a technology-intensive organization.
- A demonstrated understanding of statistics is required. Prospective students should have taken and passed a course in statistics (e.g., TMTH 3360) with a grade of C or higher.
- A demonstrated understanding of the basics of cybersecurity is required. An undergraduate degree with coursework in cybersecurity, or Security+ certificate is recommended.