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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 96 (internet-based) or 600 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and your scores cannot be more than two 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 it is your first time using the Indiana University Graduate CAS Application, you will need to "Create an Account" to get started.  After you create an account, you will "Add Program" to your application. 

Choose your intended academic plan and admit term

On the "Add Program" page, select Cybersecurity Risk Management MS Hybrid if you plan to take at least one course on campus or Cybersecurity Risk Management MS Online if you plan to take only online courses.  While selecting the hybrid or online format, you will also select the admit term.

Provide requested details

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

  • Your resume.
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript.
  • 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. You will 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, if you know them at time of admission and are not requesting a waiver.
  • 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 official 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 from the institution to:

M.S. Cyber
University Graduate School
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN  47405

International transcripts should be sent in a sealed envelope from the institution to:

Poplars 221
400 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN  47405

Institutions issuing official digital transcripts can send them to cyberapp @ indiana . edu.

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
Contact cyberinq@indiana.edu if you would like your application reviewed by the Admissions Committee without test scores or a waiver.

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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