Admission Requirements

To apply for admission, you’ll need:

  • Completed online application: Must be completed a few weeks before the start of the semester in which you intend to enroll. Our Fall 2024 cohort will begin on August 21, 2024.
  • Academic transcripts: You’ll need an official transcript from the institution that granted your undergraduate degree; other transcripts are optional.
  • A personal statement: Please submit a 450-650 word double-spaced personal essay describing your interest in pursuing this graduate certificate in cyber intelligence.
  • Two professional letters of reference: Each letter should provide information about your character, ethical conduct, and ability to perform graduate-level work. At least one letter should be from a faculty member at the last school you attended unless five years have passed. Acceptable substitutes include a work supervisor or someone who can speak to your potential for graduate-level work. 
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • A professional resume
  • Background check (international applicants)

Please note that our admissions cannot make decisions on applications until all materials have been submitted for review. For questions regarding admission and application materials, please contact Hannah Payne via email at or via phone @ 540-820-7037.

*Late applications can be accepted in some cases.

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