Cybersecurity - MS
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For the 2017-2018 academic year
Fall 2017 quarter (beginning in September)
Final submission deadline: 09/15/2017
Winter 2018 quarter (beginning in January)
Final submission deadline 01/09/2018
Priority deadline: Applications will be considered after the Priority deadline provided space is available.
Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.
Degrees and GPA Requirements
Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.
Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.
Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Applicants must have the prerequisite knowledge equivalent to the following courses below and are required to pass a computer science placement exam prior to matriculation into the graduate program. Students with deficiencies will be eligible to complete the bridge courses prior to matriculation and are required to retake and pass the computer science placement exam prior to matriculation: COMP 1671 Introduction to Computer Science I, COMP 1672 Introduction to Computer Science II, COMP 2673 Introduction to Computer Science III, COMP 2300 Discrete Structures in Computer Science, COMP 2370 Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures, and COMP 2691 Introduction to Computer Organization (or equivalent). Or students without the prerequisite knowledge may successfully complete the following four bridge courses and are required to pass a computer science placement exam prior to matriculation into the graduate program. Students with deficiencies will be required to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge equivalent to the courses listed above prior to matriculation and are required to retake and pass the computer science placement exam prior to matriculation. The bridge courses are COMP 2001 Bridge Course I: Computer Science Theory Basics, COMP 2002 Bridge Course II: Computer Science Theory Advanced, COMP 2003 Bridge Course III: Computer Science Systems Basics, and COMP 2004 Bridge Course IV: Computer Science Systems Advanced.
Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers
Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.
The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:
Minimum TOEFL Score: (Internet-based test) 80 or (paper-based test) 550
Minimum IELTS Score: 6.0
Minimum CAE Score: 169
English Conditional Acceptance Offered: In cases where minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores were not achieved or no English proficiency test was taken, the Computer Science program may offer English Conditional Admission (ECA) to academically qualified non-native English speakers.
Additional Standards for International Applicants
Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.
During the application process, you may submit an unofficial or official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Upon an admission offer and per graduate policy, students must submit an official transcript for every post-secondary institution attended.
Standardized Test Scores
Program Test Requirements: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the deadline. The institution code for the University of Denver is 4842.
This program has minimum GRE score requirements.
- The minimum quantitative score for the GRE is 154
- The minimum written score for the GRE is 2
Letters of Recommendation
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be submitted by recommenders through the online application.
Essays and Statements
Personal Statement Instructions
A personal statement of at least 300 words is required. Your statement should include information concerning your life, education, experiences, interests and reason for applying to DU.
The résumé (or C.V.) should include work experience, research, and/or volunteer work.
Start Your Application
Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.
Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Studies has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.
Application Fee: $65.00 Application Fee
Financial Aid Information
Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.