Admission Requirements

Please send all admission requirements to Theresa Jennings at Admission decisions cannot be made until all materials are received.

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 2022 cohort will begin on August 25, 2022.
  • Academic transcripts: You’ll need an official transcript from the institution that granted your undergraduate degree; other transcripts are optional. For an expedited conditional admission decision, you may email unofficial transcripts to
  • 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 other person who can speak to your potential for graduate-level work.
  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • A professional resume
  • Background check (international applicants)

Please note, Admission decisions cannot be made until all materials are received for review.  For questions regarding admission and application materials, please contact Rosalie Parks via email at or via phone @ 540.733.3019.

*Late applications can be accepted in some cases.

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