***If an applicant’s prior degree is not in computing disciplines as in technology, engineering, and sciences, the applicant is required to demonstrate IT skills through work experience and relevant IT certificates. Since cybersecurity is a relatively new discipline, a holistic review will be conducted to determine if a student is prepared to be successful in completing the certificate. Applicants who do not have a computing background or relevant prior experience are advised to first complete the General IT Graduate Certificate which includes 4 prerequisite courses in information security, database management, system administration, and programming.
A bachelor degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency.
At least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in undergraduate course work. If your background is not from IT or if your GPA is below a 3.0, how has your past experience prepared you be successful in an MSIT? For example, what types of courses (university or online), industry experience, certificates have you completed to build skills in this area. Or what is it about your personal disposition or work ethic that would help you be successful in this program?
Transcripts of all college or university grades. Note: For the application, you may upload unofficial transcripts. When admitted, you will need to submit your official transcripts.
Current resume or curriculum vitae.
One letter of reference from a individual who knows you professionally or academically. Recommendation letters should be submitted on letterhead with a clear indication of what the relationship is between the recommender and applicant.
Applicants will need to provide a letter detailing their interest in the program and how it may match future professional goals.
GRE is waived for applicants with over a 3.0 GPA
Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $20 application fee.
*Currently waived for Spring 23
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