Quinnipiac University

Accelerated Dual-Degree BA or BS in Computer Science / MS in Cybersecurity (3+1) Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Engineering are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.


The Accelerated Dual-Degree BA or BS in Computer Science/MS in Cybersecurity (3+1) program is designed for outstanding School of Engineering students — those who rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class and have a math SAT score of 600 (25 ACT), or are in the top 10% of the math SAT score of their high school with a minimum score of 550. They also must have an unweighted high school GPA above 3.5 or be in the top 10% of applicants from their high school.

Students are invited to the program during their first year and complete the bachelor’s degree at an accelerated pace (3 years as opposed to the typical 4). Current and future first-year students will be required to live on campus for the 3-year (undergraduate) portion of their study.

Key Admission Dates

Apply for the fall semester
Application Type Application Deadline Recommended FAFSA-Filing Date^
Decision Notifications Sent to Applicants Matriculation Fee and Housing Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 December 1 Mid-December February 1
Early Action November 15 March 1 Mid-January May 1
Regular Decision February 1 March 1 Mid-March May 1

Early Decision: This application plan is binding.
Early Action and Regular Decision: 
These application plans are non-binding. 

^Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available October 1.

Accelerated Dual-Degree Program Requirements

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to submit an application as early in their senior year of high school as possible and arrange to have first-quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available. When you maintain good academic standing in the program, you are automatically enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The accelerated dual-degree program is designed for outstanding students. Traditionally those students who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a combined SAT score of 1200 (or ACT of 25) are invited to the program as first-year students and complete the bachelor’s degree at an accelerated pace.

We are monitoring the situation around testing restrictions due to COVID-19, and we will work with students on a case-by-case basis to evaluate for this program. Learn more about our test score policy

Admission Requirements

Your GPA alone doesn’t tell the full story of your academic strengths and talents. That’s why we look at many factors when considering each application for admission, especially as those factors relate to your specific program. We look at subject-specific courses you’ve taken and AP credits you’ve earned, as well as awards and other achievements. 

Required of all students:

  • High school transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you that tells us who you are and speaks to your values, goals and aspirations as a student
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or someone who can reflect on your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3+ years of mathematics
  • 3+ years of science
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

Learn more

Test score policy

Advanced standing credit

Other undergraduate applicants

If you are applying as a transfer, international or military student, additional admission requirements may apply to you. Learn more about those by clicking the links below.

Additional Resources