MS Admissions Process

Learn more about Seattle University’s Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Leadership degree admissions process, admission requirements, and other details.

  1. Step 1

    Start the Process

    1. Attend on Online Info Session.
    2. Schedule a meeting with our Senior Recruiting Specialist.
    3. Review Admissions Dates and Deadlines.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program cohort has been filled. Please see the following table to understand the admissions process:

    • Application Deadline: August 7th or rolling until filled.
    • Application Review: Two weeks after completed application submitted.
    • Decision Notification: Four weeks after completed application submitted.
  2. Step 2

    Begin Your Application

    Once you start an application you will be able to save your progress and will not have to complete it all at once.

    This application includes the following elements:

    Bachelor's Degree

    • Evidence of four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or U.S. equivalent completed before the program starts.

    Minimum of 3.00 GPA

    • Competitive applicants meet the minimum cumulative GPA with bachelor's degree work, as well and credits completed post-graduation.

    Official Transcripts

    • Submit transcripts from any school where coursework contributed to an earned degree, certificate, prerequisite, or endorsement credit.
    • Applicants may be accepted into the program with unofficial transcripts, however, must submit official transcripts within the first quarter of enrollment.
    • Submit official transcripts either electronically or mail directly to Graduate Admission:

    Seattle University
    Office of Graduate Admission
    901 12th Avenue
    P.O. Box 222000
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090


    Please provide:

    • A one-to-two-page document that includes any relevant academic or professional experiences in an educational or volunteer setting.
    • Applicants must have at least five years of progressive managerial experience.

    Personal statement or letter of intent (Optional)

    Please provide a personal statement (one to two pages double-spaced) that touches on the following:

    • Why you are interested in our Cybersecurity Leadership program.
    • Describe your cybersecurity experience and/or managerial experience.
    • How you hope this degree will benefit your career.

    Recommendation Forms (Optional)

    • If interested in this optional section, applicants are encouraged to include professional references who can speak to their interest in the program and applicable skillset for the program.
    • Once the application is started, applicants may add the email addresses of recommenders in the “Recommendations Tab” and they will receive a link to the evaluation form. The form should only take them 15 minutes to fill out.
    • The form submission is the required section once added to the application, however recommenders are encouraged to submit a letter as well, if possible.
    • Once added to the application, the application will remain incomplete until each recommender has submitted the necessary form. This means application review will not begin until forms are submitted even if all other application materials are complete and submitted.

    English proficiency

    • Graduate and post-baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Bahamas, Jamaica, Kenya, Singapore, Belize, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.
    • Students earning a degree in a country other than those listed above may provide official documentation from the degree-granting institution verifying that all instruction was in English. A minimum of three years of enrollment at the university is required. English proficiency may be met with an official TOEFL score of 86 (IBT), or the IELTS exam with a minimum score of 6.5; PTE score of 63%; or Duolingo score of 120.

    Start Your Application Today

    Complete the free online application, where you’ll be able to save your progress and will not have to complete it all at once.

  3. Step 3

    Finish Your Application

    Submit your application

    • Make sure you hit “Submit” on your application.
  4. Step 4

    Check Your Application Status

    Check your status

    • You can login to the Graduate Application page to check the status of your application anytime.
    • Submitted applications are only considered complete once all application materials have been received, including your official transcripts and recommendation forms and letters if included.

    Monitor your email

    • Make sure to regularly check the email you listed on your application for updates, including your admission decision. Completed applications generally take three to four weeks to be evaluated and reviewed by the department. When a decision has been made, a notification will be sent via email asking you to check your application portal.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the program or application, we’re here to help.

Christine Campbell

Assistant Director of Graduate Online Programs

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