Admission Requirements: Information, Network, and Comp. Security, M.S.

The Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security is principally designed for graduates of baccalaureate programs in computer science, engineering, operation research, mathematics, and related areas. Students admitted to the program with insufficient background in mathematics or computer science may be required to take one or more of the following undergraduate prerequisite courses:

CSCI 125 Computer Programming I
CSCI 155 Computer Organization and Architecture
CSCI 185 Computer Programming II
CSCI 260 Data Structures
CSCI 330 Operating Systems
MATH 170 Calculus I
MATH 180 Calculus II
MATH 310 Linear Algebra

Note: These are prerequisite courses for the Master of Science in Information, Network, and Computer Security and credits earned for these courses will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the degree. Applicants must have at least a 2.85 GPA to be admitted. Applicants who do not satisfy this criterion may be admitted at the dean’s discretion. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination or other diagnostic tests may be requested to assist in the evaluation of the applicant’s credentials. Upon completion of nine graduate credits and satisfaction of prerequisite requirements, a student’s status may be reviewed for further progression into the academic program.

International Admissions
Applicants who hold an international baccalaureate degree or diploma which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, may be eligible to be admitted into the Bridge option in their intended graduate program.

Graduates of foreign universities must:

  • take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS).1

1 NYIT-Vancouver applicants must have obtained a score of 570 or higher in TOEFL (88 or higher TOEFL IBT) or a score of 6.5 or higher in IELTS.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 1 for international applicants, July 1 for domestic applicants
  • Spring Semester: November 1 for international applicants, December 1 for domestic applicants