Admission Requirements

Entrance requirements

  1. Admission to the MS, Cybersecurity program is competitive.  Applications are reviewed and decisions are made on a rolling basis when application packets are complete.  Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as seats often fill quickly.
  2. The Program Coordinator looks at a variety of criteria that measure a candidate's potential for being a successful student.  The following characteristics are considered in making admission decisions:
    • Admissibility to the Graduate College. 
    • Professional work experience.
    • Past academic performance as evidenced by official transcripts.
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores. The GMAT may be waived for candidates who satisfy ALL of the following requirements:
      1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.
      2. Prior admission to or graduation from a Missouri COB business unit major in the past five years OR graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university.
      3. Completion of a minimum of 80 hours at the time of application.
      4. English proficiency requirements met.
    • To be considered for admission, students are required to submit the following.  Additional documents may be required for international students:
      • Official transcript.
      • Offical GMAT or GRE scores
      • Resume
    • Students who do not meet the admission requirements, but who show indication of high promise, will be considered for probationary admission.
    • All other University and Graduate College requirements for admission to a degree program will also apply. Qualified applicants may enter the program at the beginning of any semester. For information on GMAT or GRE, please contact Graduate Admissions (417-836-5331) or the Missouri State University Counseling and Testing Center (417-836-5116).