Quinnipiac University

MS in Cybersecurity 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 Computing and Engineering are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the on-campus MS in Cybersecurity program, a student must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science OR

  • Have an undergraduate degree in another area with applicable coursework or certificates in network technology, database management and programming OR

  • Have at least 2 years of applicable work experience or military service including experience with network technology, database management technology and programming OR

  • Receive approval of the program director

If interested candidates do not have the above technical training, but have a passion for cybersecurity and motivation to learn, we will provide you with short course recommendations to get you prepared for our program. These short courses will include:

  • Programming with Python

  • Introduction to Computer Networks

  • Understanding Database Management Systems

  • Introduction to Linux and the Command Line


Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:

  • An application form

  • $45 application fee

  • Personal statement

  • A current resume

  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

Standardized test scores (such as GMAT or GRE) submitted by the students in support of the application also are considered, but are not required.

Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum admission standards does not guarantee acceptance. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and students may apply to enter during the fall or spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to ensure consideration for the semester desired. Applications are evaluated once all materials and the application fee are received by Quinnipiac. Students can expect to receive a decision within 4 weeks of submitting a completed application.

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Laptop Guide for Incoming Students

All programs within the School of Computing and Engineering recommend particular Apple or Dell models for student laptops, though students are encouraged to select a laptop they are most comfortable using. 

All software necessary for computing and engineering courses is available on classroom computers or via Citrix. Please contact your program director with anything specific questions about laptops or technology requirements. 

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