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Program Requirements

To be considered for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • At least a baccalaureate degree (in any academic discipline) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U. S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office. Applicants who are a senior in good academic standing can request an exception to this requirement.
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.

*Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may require special provisions for admission to the program.

Application Materials

You must submit all of the following application materials in order to be considered for the master of science in Cybersecurity program:

  • Application to the Boise State University Graduate College.
  • Transcript. Official transcripts must be sent by your previous school or an approved transcript service provider. Please review this page for full details
  • A resume/CV.  Please include a comprehensive description of your academic and professional credentials and achievements.
  • Personal statement.  Please include information about your future career goals and how this program will help you achieve those goals, any work experience or academic successes, and any other information that could provide evidence of your motivation, skills, and character.
  • Recommendation Letter. Submission of one recommendation letter is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • Application Fee. The Graduate College requires an application fee of $65 for domestic students and $95 for international students. The MS in Cybersecurity program does not provide application fee waivers.
  • Application Deadlines.
    July 15 for fall semester admission
    November 15 for spring semester admission

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NOTE: The GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required.