M.S. in Cyber Security

Admission Requirements

Graduate Cyber Security

  1. A completed graduate program application (online or paper).
  2. A baccalaureate degree (preferred major in computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, business, or criminal justice) conferred by a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the foreign equivalent as determined by an approved international evaluation service. It is recommended that students have a strong background in programming and information technology. Additionally, students with prior work experience in the information technology field will also be considered for the program.
  3. Official undergraduate transcript evidencing an earned Bachelor’s degree.
  4. A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred.
  5. A current resume.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from individuals acquainted with the applicant’s academic and/or professional experience and his/her potential to successfully complete a graduate program.
  7. A personal statement of 500 words describing why the applicant desires this particular degree. The statement should demonstrate:
    1. Strong writing skills
    2. An expressed desire to work in the represented field
    3. A strong ability to reason
    4. Commitment to completing the degree
  8. Admission requirements for international students are as follows:
    1. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the written exam, a minimum of 213 on the computer-based exam or a minimum of 79 on the internet-based exam will be accepted.
  9. An interview may be requested, pending admission materials and qualifications. (Skype or in-person can be arranged)

All documents should be sent to:

Saint Peter’s University
Attn: Graduate and International Admissions
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate and International Admissions at (201) 761-6470 with any questions.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.