Master of Science in Cyber Security

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply online or download application for admission and submit via mail.
  2. A $40.00, non-refundable, application fee will be assessed at time of application.
  3. Fax/scan unofficial college transcripts.
    • Please Note - Unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes with the submission of a transcript request form.
  4. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copy).
  5. Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas* with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing.
    • Information Systems
    • Information Systems Management
    • Information Technology
    • Management Information Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Programming
  6. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test).

* If the student does not have the appropriate Bachelor's degree, then the transcript will be evaluated for 3 hours and a minimum grade of "C" in each of the following:

  • Computer Programming (CSIS 209)
  • Algebra (Math 121 or higher)
  • Statistics (Math 201)
  • Networks (CSIS 331)

If students do not have these credits on their conferred bachelors transcripts, they are certainly allowed to fulfill the courses through LU (Offerings may be limited) or another institution.  Once completed, the student will need to submit the transcripts showing the completed coursework.

If these requirements are not met, then the BSIS checklist item will be rejected. An email will be generated, instructing the student to submit a resume  to which shows 5 years of IT experience (including a demonstration of knowledge of networking and programming). The resume will be reviewed by Dr. Shaneck.

Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your master's degree after the last day of class for your bachelor's degree.
  • Submit an official/unofficial transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcripts must show a minimum of 105 completed credit hours. 
  • If you are a current Liberty University student completing your undergraduate degree, you will need to submit a Graduation Application
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program, you must:

  • Contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain a dual enrollment application.
  • Complete and submit an application for admission.

As a non-Liberty undergraduate student, in addition to completing and submitting an application for admission, you must:

  • Contact and speak with our Registrar directly.
  • Have your current university’s registrar send Liberty’s Registrar’s Office an official letter to confirm that you are in the last nine hours of your undergraduate degree program.

Unofficial College Transcript Policy

An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site, or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.

Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:

  • School’s name or logo printed on the document
  • Cumulative GPA
  • List of completed courses and earned credit
  • Degree and date conferred (if applicable)

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided; however, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.

Contact Information

1(800) 424-9595

(888) 301-3577


Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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