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Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience Admissions

Applicant Requirements

To be considered for the online Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one baccalaureate degree (in any academic discipline) from an 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 is required. Applicants who are seniors and 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 is required. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may require special provisions for admission to the graduate cyber program.
  • Initiate an admission application to the Graduate College

Program Admission

After admission to the Boise State Graduate College, students must apply to the graduate cyber program by submitting the following:

  • A resume/CV to document any work experience in a technology-related or non-technology-related profession.
  • Personal statement outlining how this program of study directly connects to career goals and professional motivation to complete the program.
  • NOTE: No GRE or GMAT is required.

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official admission standards are published on the graduate catalog site.

Application Deadlines by Semester

Admission is offered each fall, spring, and summer semester. Space is limited, so early application is recommended. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The priority deadlines to submit materials are:

SemesterApplication Deadline
1st 7-Week
Class Start
1st 7-Week
Application Deadline
2nd 7-Week
Class Start
2nd 7-Week
SummerApril 15*Early MayJune 1*Late June
FallJuly 15*Late AugustSeptember 15*Late October
SpringDecember 1*Early JanuaryFebruary 1*Early March

*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply 1 month prior to these posted deadlines.

Before You Apply

Watch our application process video to learn what to expect and get tips from Eliseo Che, a Boise State Online student success coach. You can also call a student success coach today at (208) 426-5921 and we’ll walk you through the admissions process and answer any questions.

Note: The application process video focuses on the Boise State Graduate College application. You will need to take additional steps to apply to the cyber operations and resilience program.

This video is available with closed captions and a transcript.

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