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EIU Master of Science in Cybersecurity

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Please note: Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the Graduate School requirements does not ensure admission into the Masters in Technology program. The following admission process pertains to the applicants to the Cybersecurity, including Master of Science in Technology degree, and graduate certificate programs.

Application Deadline

International Students
The deadline for submitting applications for international students is:

  • Fall Semester – March 15th to apply for admission, May 30th to submit all documents preceding the beginning of Fall semester
  • Spring – October 15th to apply for admission, October 30th to submit all documents preceding the beginning of Spring semester

International Graduate Checklist for Admission

Domestic Students (USA)
The deadline for submitting applications for domestic students is:

  • Fall – April 1st, preceding the beginning of Fall semester
  • Spring – October 1st, preceding the beginning of Spring semester
  • Summer – March 1st, preceding the beginning of Summer semester

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

The program application for the M.S. in Cybersecurity will be accessed from your MyEIU account. Please log back into MyEIU and be prepared to submit the following information on the program application:

  1. List two emails for letters of recommendation You must submit two email addresses for individuals who can attest to the your potential graduate level academic performance.
  2. Upload a resume You are required to upload a resume showing relevant experience in the field of technology.
  3. Upload a Statement of Purpose Essay You are required to submit a Statement of Purpose essay, which should include your academic background, related work experience, personal and professional goals, and reasons to pursue graduate studies in Cybersecurity. Click here for the Guidelines for Writing a Statement of Purpose.

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!



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