Applying for MS in Cybersecurity
For the graduate application, please go through UNO Graduate Studies Admissions.
Admission Requirements for MS in CYBR Graduate Program
- Complete and submit the Graduate Application for Admission form.
- Submit a detailed resume indicating your work experience and background.
- Submit a writing sample from work or previous academic experiences. Alternatively, if you do not have a writing sample, please submit a two-page double-spaced word-processed essay that addresses the following two topics:
- Discussion of two accomplishments that demonstrate your potential for success in the graduate program.
- Discussion of your unique personal qualities and life experiences that distinguish you from other applicants to our graduate program.
- One reference who can evaluate your work and/or academic achievements.
- Send official transcripts of all college coursework. The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the MS in Cybersecurity program is 3.00 or equivalent score on a 4.00 scale. All applicants must have the equivalent of a 4-year undergraduate degree.
- International applicants who do not have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, English-speaking Africa, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit TOEFL and GRE scores.
- The minimum TOEFL requirement for the MS in Cybersecurity program is 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 80 (Internet-based). The minimum IELTS requirement is 6.5.
- There is no minimum GRE requirement, but for international applicants the score will be one factor used in evaluating the student’s portfolio.
- Interview (optional): Although not required, the graduate program committee may ask to conduct a telephone interview to further assess the experiences of the applicant.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis. All applicants for the MS in Cybersecurity program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited, four-year institution of higher learning or the equivalent foreign institution and earned a GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Since many factors influence the success of a graduate student, factors such as an applicant’s maturity, motivation, employment history, writing samples, work experience and other accomplishments will also be considered in making admission decisions. In addition, for international applicants, the GRE and TOEFL scores will be used along with other factors outlined above to make an admission decision.
Students interested in taking courses without admission to the MS in Cybersecurity degree program may do so with permission of the Graduate Program Committee Chair.
PLAN OF STUDY: All students should contact a Graduate Advisor in their first month of admission to complete a Plan of Study (a listing of all courses planned for the degree and the semester in which each course will be taken). If you are going to deviate from the approved plan of study (i.e. change courses or semesters), request approval from your Graduate Advisor prior to registration. Changes to the official plan of study must go through the approval process or graduation may be delayed. Students can enroll in UNO courses online at mavlink.unomaha.edu. It is highly recommended that out-of-town and international students enroll in courses before coming to Omaha, after consulting with an advisor.
The Graduate Advisor is Leslie Planos and current students can schedule appointments at mavtrack.unomaha.edu. New and prospective students can call the College of IS&T at 402.554.3819 to schedule appointments.