Computer Science & Information Systems
 

Admission Requirements for the online Master of Cyber Security and Information Assurance

 

Admission to the CSIA program and determining if you will need to take the CSIA 6000 foundation course is based on your GPA, standardized tests, and work experience. The following criteria and requirements will be used to assess your admission to the program.

Applicants with an IS/CS/CYBER or related undergraduate degree from accredited school/intuition

GPA

GRE*

Work Experience**

Foundation to Cyber Security & Information Assurance (CSIA 6000) ***

3.3 or Greater

No

No

No

3.0-3.29

Test score or waiver

Yes

Yes

Applicants without an IS/CS/CYBER or related undergraduate degree from accredited school/intuition

GPA

GRE*

Work Experience**

Foundation to Cyber Security & Information Assurance (CSIA 6000) ***

3.3 or Greater

No

No

Yes

3.0-3.29

Test score or waiver

Yes

Yes

Below a 3.0 GPA, your application will be reviewed by the admission committee.

*GRE: The completion of a standardized test, such as the GRE, GMAT, Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or LSAT are required for applicants with 3.29 GPA or lower unless waived by the Program Director or admissions committee. Test scores should be sent directly to Southern Utah University (SUU Code: 003678).

An applicant may either submit an official GRE or GMAT score OR submit a 500-word essay which will be submitted within the application form explaining why you should be admitted into the program without taking the exam. The final decision will be made by the Director or/and Admission Committee.

**Work Experience: Show proof or evidence of a minimum of two years of professional technology-related work experience on your resume or submit cybersecurity certificates.

***Foundation to Cyber Security & Information Assurance (CSIA 6000): Students must enroll in this course in your first semester and must pass with a minimum B grade or test out in order to continue in the program.

Applicant’s completed application will include the following steps:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. During the application process, be prepared to submit official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Mailing Address

Graduate Admissions Office

Southern Utah University

PO Box 8008

Cedar City, Utah 84720

 

Email Address

gradapps@suu.edu

 

Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript.

  1. Statement of Intent. In 500 words or less, describe your goals and expectations in pursuing this degree from Southern Utah University. Also discuss how this degree will aid in your professional development. Any additional information that is not stated in your resume will add value to your application. This statement will be submitted directly on the application form.
  2. References. You must enter the contact information for three references on your application form. Please select people who can provide details about your academic and/or professional work and ability to be successful in the CSIA program.
  3. Application Fee. A $60 non-refundable application fee must be paid by credit card in the online application form with the submission of your application.

The following items should be emailed to gradapps@suu.edu to complete your application.

  1. Resume. Submit a professional resume that includes employment history, academic accomplishments, certifications and highlights cybersecurity experience.
  2. Certifications: Submit copies of security related certifications if applicable (e.g. CompTIA Security+; Certified Information Systems Security Professional-CISSP; Certified Ethical Hacker-CEH; Certified Cloud Security Professional- CCSP; and Certified Information Systems Auditor-CISA).

 Information for International Students

If you have questions about the application process or application status, please contact the Graduate/Online Admission office. Submit all materials by sending them to the email address or mail address listed below:

Southern Utah University

Graduate/Online Admission Office

P.O. Box 8008

Cedar City, UT 84720

435.865.8297 | gradapps@suu.edu