The next start date is:

January 9, 2019

There are 4 opportunities to begin the program each year. For our annual academic calendar and application deadline information, please contact an Admissions Specialist at

To be admitted to the online masters degree in cyber security, applicants must:

  • Meet all Graduate School admission requirements
  • Have taken a statistics course and have the equivalent of a minor in computer science, IT or a related field (e.g., engineering or information and decision sciences). Professional experience or working knowledge may be considered the equivalent of the required academic background and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in previous college-level coursework. Students who fall below this standard, however, may be considered on an individual basis.
  • Students without adequate background or preparation may be required to complete up to four courses prior to graduation. These courses may be taken concurrently with program coursework, so long as prerequisites for individual courses are met.

Admission Materials:

  • Valparaiso University Graduate School Application
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework. If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A reflective essay indicating the reasons for undertaking graduate study in the particular program you are applying for at Valparaiso University
  • An up-to-date professional resume
  • Application fee: $30

Students should have official transcripts mailed to:

Valparaiso University
Office of the Graduate School
Kretzmann Hall
C/O Cyber Security
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

International students must also submit the following:

  • Proof of English Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (paper version), 230 (computer-based), or Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of at least 80; minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 58; minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 with no more than two sub-scores below 6; INTERLINK Language Center Level 5; or equivalent proof of English proficiency.
  • A TOEFL score must come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to be considered valid for admission. Visit the TOEFL and IELTS websites for more information about these tests. You can also learn more about Valparaiso’s INTERLINK program, which provides language support to international students.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email