Admission Requirements

The following items are required in order to be admitted into the program:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts showing a 3.0/4.0 GPA on the last 60 units of undergraduate study. (Transcripts are required from all undergraduate institutions)
  • Educational qualifications and/or work experience in the following areas:
    • Programming / Data Structures (equivalent to Pacific's COMP 53)
    • Discrete Math (equivalent to Pacific's COMP 47)
    • Don't have this experience yet? You could take these two courses at Pacific or another institution prior to starting the Cybersecurity program
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Resume

Neither the GRE nor the GMAT is required for admission to this program.

For additional information, refer to General Requirements from the Office of Graduate Admission for all students. (Note that the GRE test is not required for the Cybersecurity program)

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Personal Statement

The purpose of the personal statement is to allow applicants to demonstrate their motivation, skills, and abilities that will contribute to their academic success in our program. While there is no specific format required for this statement, applicants are advised to give particular consideration to:

  • Academic credentials
  • Experience (in school or in the workforce) in computer programming and discrete math
  • Commitment and personal stamina to undertake fast paced, intensive academic program
  • Enthusiasm for this particular course of study

International Students

Please refer to additional requirements from the Office of Graduate Admission for international students. Additional requirements include:

  • Transcript evaluation
  • Certification of finances
  • English proficiency examination - For students whose first language is not English, either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.
    • TOEFL iBT minimum score: 80
    • IELTS minimum score: 6.5