Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis: Admissions Requirements

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Personal StatementDetail your personal and professional goals and explain how this program will help you bring them to life.
Two Letters of RecommendationAsk two professional references to provide a recommendation.
Minimum GPA

All students entering the Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis program must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Applicants with a GPA below the minimum may be admitted at the department's discretion. A GPA letter will be required.


Foundational computer software or networking courses available.

Work ExperienceNo technical background or experience is required.
Official TranscriptAll students seeking enrollment must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Signature PageSubmit your signature at the end of the application process.

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          Transfer Credit

          Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at a regionally accredited college that are equivalent to those taught at Utica College and you've received a grade of "C" or better. Note that we require official transcripts from all colleges you've attended, as well as a transcript showing degree awarded.

          Shortly after you receive your letter of admission, you will receive an evaluation of your transfer credits from the Registrar's Office. If you want to review possible credit eligibility ahead of time, use TES® (Transfer Evaluation System).

          International Students

          If you are seeking enrollment to the Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis program as an international student, please also submit the following:
          English Language Proficiency Test

          If English is not your first language, submit your test scores for either the TOEFL or IELTS.

          UC requires a TOEFL score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 79 internet-based and IELTS of 6.0.

          Program-Specific Requirements

          • Letter of support from your employer (form provided by Utica College)
          • International Credential Evaluation of transcripts showing equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0.
          Official Transcripts

          As part of the admissions process, we require an evaluation of your overseas degree and transcripts to determine their equivalency in the U.S. You may use any one of the following universal organizations:

          When to Apply

          You can apply right now using our online application form! We accept applications throughout the year for enrollment into our spring, summer, and fall terms. You'll receive a response from the admissions department within 2–3 weeks.