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Our M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management program is designed for hardworking students with a passion for technology, intellectual property, privacy, and helping organizations of all sizes manage risk in an increasingly interconnected world.

Does this sound like you? Read on to learn how to apply, or contact us with questions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to apply for the M.S. in Cybersecurity Risk Management program, you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or the U.S. equivalent.
  • Have a minimum program GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in your undergraduate coursework.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If English is not your native language, you must earn a minimum score of 79 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and your scores cannot be more than five years old.

Application process

To apply for admission to IU Bloomington, you must complete the University Graduate School’s online application and pay an application fee.

If you’re an international student, visit the Office of International Services for more information about supporting documentation requirements as well as iStart login information.

Start your application

Go to the Graduate and Professional Admissions Application. If you do not have an IU computing account, select “Create a new guest account.” If you have an IU computing account, use your existing username and passphrase to sign in.

Choose your intended academic program and plan

Select “Cybersecurity Risk Management,” then choose whether you want to take courses entirely online or as a hybrid online, on-campus program. Select the term in which you wish to begin your studies.

Provide requested details

Along with personal and other information, you must include with your application:

  • Your resume.
  • A 1–2 page personal statement. This is an opportunity for you to present your academic and career direction and goals. Be sure to answer the question asked on the application. Make a case for why you will fit into our program and what you can contribute, rather than what you hope to receive.
  • Names and contact information for three people who will write letters of recommendation for you, at least one of whom should be a professor in your area of study. You can send requests to your recommenders through the online application form. Be aware that it can take a long time for someone to complete a recommendation, and you may need to remind them of their commitment.
  • Your GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores.
  • Your TOEFL exam scores, if your native language is not English.

Submit your supplemental information

After you submit your application, you’ll need to have your transcripts and test scores sent to IU Bloomington.

You must request official transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended. The transcripts should include work already completed and work currently in progress. They should also include:

  • A complete list of courses taken
  • The number of credits awarded for each course or the number of hours of classroom, lecture, and laboratory
  • Grades received for each course
  • Your cumulative GPA and class rank (if your school ranked students)
  • Diplomas or certificates earned
  • Information about the school’s grading scale

If the original documents are not in English, a verified translation must be sent with your official transcripts in your native language.

Transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent in a sealed envelope to:

M.S. Cyber
Bryan Hall 100
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

International transcripts should be sent in a sealed envelope to:

Poplars 221
400 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

You must submit your GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores unless you meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • You are an IU graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • You have earned a master’s degree
  • You have at least five years’ work experience and a relevant professional certification
IU Bloomington’s school codes

If your native language is not English, you must have the TOEFL testing services (ETS) report your score directly to Indiana University Bloomington.

Request that ETS send your TOEFL score to IU Bloomington’s school code: 1324.

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