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M.S. in Cybersecurity Admission Requirements

M.S. in Cybersecurity Admission Requirements

The admission process reflects Franklin University’s efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. The selection criterion for Franklin’s graduate programs, as determined by faculty, emphasizes academic ability, contributory work experience, and personal qualities and characteristics.

Requirements for admission include having earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. The bachelor's degree final cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, otherwise a graduate entrance exam may be required. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well if the GPA requirement is not met. 

Recommended Application Deadlines

Spring 2020
November 18th, 2019

Program Prerequisites

Please note, this program has the following prerequisite requirements:

  • COMP 501 – Foundations of Programming OR 
    • ITEC 136 – Principles of Programming OR
    • COMP 111 - Intro to Computer Science & Object-Oriented Programming
       
  •  ITEC 504 – Foundations of Networks and Systems OR
    •  COMP 204 - Principles of Computer Networks AND ITEC 400 – Linux Administration
       
  • MATH 503 – Foundations of Mathematics for Computing OR
    • MATH 320 - Discrete Mathematics

Entrance Exam

GMAT/GRE

This may be a requirement for applicants that earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a GPA below 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

English Language Testing & TOEFL IELTS

Prospective students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. The requirement is met through any of the following:

  • The applicant is a citizen of a country where English is the official language.*
  • The applicant has received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution located in an English-speaking country in which the courses were taught in English.*
  • The applicant has earned appropriate scores on language proficiency exams taken within the last two years, as listed in the Academic Catalog.  

*For more information about English proficiency, including a list of English-speaking nations, please visit our International Students section.

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