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Application Process

Admission Criteria

Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay program Chair. Students who show exceptional promise but lack the minimal prerequisites may be admitted provisionally. Applicants are not required to take the GRE for admission.

A completed application consists of a UW-Green Bay Graduate Application form, resume, two letters of evaluation, Personal Statement, official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and a $56.00 application fee.

Minimum Admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program requires:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 grade point average. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission.
  • Prerequisite coursework in:
    • Introduction to Computer Science (must include significant programming content)
    • Calculus or Statistics
  • (Students will be required to satisfy all program prerequisites prior to formal admission into the program. Academic Directors are provided the option to waive one or more prerequisites based, in part, on student background and work experience.) 
  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities previously attended*
    • If you attended less than 9 credits you do not have to send an official transcript unless the courses completed were pre-requisites for the program. Study abroad transcripts are not required if a student attended an international University for one or fewer semesters. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay retains the right to request additional official transcripts from all/or additional postsecondary institutions of higher learning attended by an applicant.
  • Two letters of evaluation** (can be professional or academic). 
  • Resume: your resume may be uploaded as part of your application or can be emailed to 
  • A personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing the reasons behind your decision to pursue this degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology field.
  • No required aptitude tests (GRE, GMAT, e.g.)
  • UW System application form (
  • ‚Äč$56.00 application fee
Provisional admission will be considered using the following guidelines:
  • 2.5 and above at the discretion of the Academic Director and home campus
  • Below 2.5 – with Academic Director Approval – student can remediate by taking two of the following MS-C introductory courses and earning a B or better in each course.
    • CYB 700: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    • CYB 703: Network Security
    • CYB 705: Sociological Aspects of Cybersecurity
International students will also need to provide the following documentation:
  • A test of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from a professional evaluation service currently recognized by NACES ( 
  •  UW-Green Bay recommends one of the following evaluation services:
  • Please note that this program is entirely online. International students are welcome to apply for and enroll in an online program. However, they are unable to apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa based on enrollment in this program. 
*Official electronic transcripts must be sent to UWGB Admissions at directly from the institution that issued the transcript.
**The Cybersecurity letter of evaluation is an electronic form the applicant initiates and sends to two references. The references must complete the form and email directly to the Office of Graduate Studies: Information on this process will be provided to the applicant after the UW System application has been received. Traditional letters of recommendation are not required.