Program Start Dates
The next start date is the week of August 7, 2017.
The deadline for submitting your application to be eligible for this start date is July 15.
There are five opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we work to maintain the dates as published, they are subject to change each semester until students receive an official registration notice from our office.
Courses are offered in consecutive 10-week sessions. Students may begin their studies during any of the five sessions offered each year:
- Early January to mid-March
- Mid-March to late May
- Mid-June to mid-July
- Mid-August to mid-October
- Mid-October to late December
Ideal candidates for the program will meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher (otherwise qualified applicants may be offered conditional acceptance)
- Work experience in an IT field for those who do not hold a degree in a technical discipline
Note: GW considers a candidate’s entire background and all submitted materials when reaching an admission decision. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be eligible for admission and their records will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for more information.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Completed Application
- Official Transcripts: Transcripts are required from all institutions whether or not a degree was earned. Official transcripts are required to complete student file. More information on transcript requirements can be found on the transcript policy page.
- Statement of Purpose: In no more than 500 words, describe how the Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance program fits into your professional life and career objectives.
- Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required for admission. At least one of these letters must come from a professional reference. Please download the letter of recommendation form, fill out the top portion, and email the form to the individual providing the recommendation. A letter of recommendation is only considered official when it is sent directly from the individual providing the recommendation to an Admissions Counselor via email at at email@example.com or via fax at 888-245-5409. Submissions directly from applicants will not be accepted.
- An up-to-date resume or C.V. This can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: GRE and GMAT scores are not required to complete the application packet, but can be submitted to strengthen the application.
If you’re applying from outside the U.S., please see international student admissions information and additional requirements.
For a transfer of credit to be approved, the course work must have been (1) taken at an accredited college or university for graduate credit, (2) approved as part of your program of study, and (3) passed with a grade of “B” or better. Credit applied toward a previous degree may not be transferred. Up to 6 credit hours may be approved for transfer into a master’s program. Programs offered by the School of Engineering and Applied Science only transfer credit for courses taken within the last five years.
To learn more about GW’s online graduate program in cybersecurity policy and compliance and download a free brochure, fill out the fields below. If you have any additional questions, please call (877) 246-4824 to speak to an admissions counselor.
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