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Admissions

The Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Analytics is designed for accessibility to both technical and non-technical professionals. Once enrolled, an advisor will create a plan of study that best suits students’ needs and gives them the opportunity to hone their skills and maximize their ability to succeed in the program.

As a result, it is open to professionals without a technical undergraduate degree; however, applicants without a STEM undergraduate background should showcase their interest in cybersecurity and aptitude for technical subject matter through their other application materials.

Admissions Requirements

Ideal candidates for the cybersecurity analytics program will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in one of the following fields: engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics, economics, business administration, or another relevant non-technical discipline.
  • Minimum GPA of B- (2.7 on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Applicants with less than a 2.7 GPA are welcome to apply and may be accepted conditionally based on a holistic review of application materials.
  • Work experience in an IT field for those who do not hold a degree in a technical discipline
  • Prerequisites: at least one course in college-level calculus and one course in college-level statistics

GW considers a candidate’s entire background and all submitted materials when reaching an admissions 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.

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To learn more about GW’s online graduate programs in cybersecurity and cloud computing, 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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Application Materials

To speed our review of your application, order your official transcripts and prepare all other materials to submit at the same time. All supplemental application materials must be received by the admissions office prior to the application deadline in order to prevent rejection due to an incomplete submission.

Complete application packets include:

  • Completed Application
    There is no application fee for this program. When completing the application form, you will also need to upload your resume and statement of purpose.

    • An Up-to-Date Resume or CV: This can be submitted to onlinecybersec@gwu.edu.
    • Statement of Purpose: In 250 words or less, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at the George Washington University. Describe your academic objectives, research interests and career plans; present your related qualifications including collegiate, professional and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not previously mentioned.
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all institutions attended to complete the application packet. More information on transcript requirements can be found on the transcript policy page.
  • 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 from the individual providing the recommendation and delivered directly to an admissions counselor via email at onlinecybersec@gwu.edu or via fax at (888) 245-5409. Submissions directly from applicants will not be accepted.
  • GRE Scores: GRE scores are recommended.

If you’re applying from outside the U.S., please see international student admissions information for additional requirements.

Transfer Credit

Academic credit earned at another institution will not be transferred into any online graduate program offered through the SEAS Online Programs Office.