MS Network and Computer Security - Admissions Guidelines

Fall start only.  Spring admission is available for part-time candidates only.

Admission Guidelines

To be considered for admission, all applicants to the MS Network and Computer Security program must possess a baccalaureate degree with a major in network and computer security, computer science, computer information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field from an accredited university or college. In addition, coursework or a demonstrated proficiency in each of the following areas is required: computing fundamentals, unix/linux programming, computer organization, networking of information systems, discrete math, calculus, and statistics. Applicants must generally have an average of B or better (a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale). A GRE General Test score is generally required for consideration. For international applicants requiring proof of English proficiency, the minimum GRE score requirement for admission consideration is a 153 on the quantitative section and a 140 on the verbal section of the exam. Applicants not meeting the above admission criteria will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with deficiencies in any area may be required to take appropriate pre-requisite coursework beyond the 33 graduate credit hours required for the MS program. Required pre-requisite coursework can be determined before the time of admission. Pre-requisite coursework is typically required to be completed before starting the graduate program.

Application Materials Checklist To apply submit the following materials to the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Graduate Admissions Office, 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502:

*The application fee is waived for military veterans, active-duty military, reserve and guard members, and their spouses and dependents; SUNY Poly alumni; and current matriculated students.

**Applicants with a 3.0+ GPA may request a GRE waiver based on strong undergraduate academic performance and/or relevant professional experience. Email to request the waiver after the application has been submitted.


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