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IT & Cybersecurity

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Jan 15
  • Winter: Aug 15
  • Contact Information

    450 EB
    (801) 422-1160
    Admission Requirements
    Due to limited course offerings, no applicants are accepted for Spring or Summer term.

    Required Tests

    • GRE (GMAT may be substituted but waivers will not be granted)
    • English Proficiency (Please see English Proficiency Tests for further information.)

    Additional Requirements

    1. Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA
    2. Baccalaureate degree in information technology or related field
    3. Basic sciences background, along with engineering mathematics, computers or electronics
    4. Statement of intent
    5. Resume
    6. Three letters of recommendation
    Program Requirements
    The IT & Cybersecurity (MS) degree is expected to be completed within three years.

    This degree will prepare students for information technology (IT) and cybersecurity leadership positions, needed by so many organizations today. The curriculum addresses the many applications and developments of IT and Cybersecurity, focusing on those in science, engineering, and technology. The MS degree is awarded to students who have mastered a professional level of education in core and related areas of information technologies and cybersecurity.

    • Credit hours: 24 approved course hours plus 6 thesis hours (IT&C 699R)
    • A minimum of 24 graduate hours approved by your committee, including a recommended 12 hours from the IT & Cybersecurity courses (IT&C 500 or IT&C 600 level). An approved study list is required
    • Examination: Oral defense of thesis
    Program Outcomes
    Creative and Analytical Thinking
    Demonstrate creative and analytical thinking skills that provide a basis for technological problem solving within their area of emphasis.

    Leadership, Teamwork, Management and Professionalism
    Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of leadership, teamwork, management, and professionalism.

    Effective Communication
    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    Impact of Technology
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology on society.

    Ethical and Moral Standards
    Demonstrate a pattern of living consistent with high ethical and moral standards.

    Program Stats
    Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
    BYU Undergraduate 1.0
    Five Year Average of Graduated Students
    Average Years to Degree 1.89
    Graduated Per Year 18.2
    GMAT Quantitative Percentile 67.5
    Five Year Average of Admitted Students
    Applied Per Year 0.4
    Admitted Per Year 0.2
    Percent Admitted 50.0
    Average GPA 3.28