Colorado Christian University
Online Cyber Security Admission & Degree Requirements

Online Cyber Security Admission & Degree Requirements

Admission to the Cyber Security Program

Admission to the Master of Science in Cyber Security program at Colorado Christian University is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically-based community is important.

Application Deadlines

You can enter the Cyber Security master's program at multiple points in the academic year, starting in Spring 2019. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essay, transcripts, and application fee).
  • Meet minimum entry requirements including a bachelor's degree and related experience. (See below.)
  • Provide a professional resume and employment record. It is expected that candidates will have at least five years of professional experience or the equivalent.
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
  • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision.

Minimum Entry Requirements

If you have completed a bachelor's degree and have related experience, you may have met minimum requirements for entry into the M.S. Cyber Security program.

Bachelor's Degree and Related Experience Options

Bachelor's Degree

Related Experience
Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical & Computer EngineeringNone required
Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, or Information Technology5 years of professional experience in Business, Information or Cyber Security, Networking, AND Computer Programming
Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, or Information Technology

Professional certifications in Business, Information or Cyber Security, Networking, AND Computer Programming

  • Networking: CCNP, CCNA
  • Security: CISSP, CISA, CEH, GCIH
  • Programming: CSSLP
  • Business: PMP
Unrelated FieldCompletion of M.S. Cyber Security prerequisites. (Please review prior to application submission.)
Unrelated Field10 years professional experience in Business, Information or Cyber Security, Networking, AND Computer Programming

To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to AdmissionsSupport@securemail.ccu.edu or mail to:

Colorado Christian University
Attn: Service Central – CAGS Transcripts
215 Union Blvd, Suite 600
Lakewood, CO 80228

International Applicants

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are considered an international student. Learn more about whether or not you'll be required to submit TOEFL scores, and find additional information on our International Students page.


State Exclusions for Online Students

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer Educator Licensure or Non-Licensure (Undergraduate or Graduate) courses to online students who reside in Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, or Kentucky.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Arts in Counseling courses to online students who reside in Delaware.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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