Admission Requirements - Graduate Cyber Security

  • Official application (Apply online at or request an application by phone or mail).
  • A baccalaureate degree (preferred major in computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, business, or criminal justice) conferred by a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the foreign equivalent as determined by an approved international evaluation service. It is recommended that students have a strong background in programming and information technology. Additionally students with prior work experience in the information technology field will also be considered for the program.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • Personal statement describing why the applicant desires this particular degree. The statement should demonstrate: a.) strong writing skills;  b.) an expressed desire to work in the represented field; c.) a strong ability to reason; d.) commitment to completing the degree (500 words).
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals acquainted with the applicant's academic and/or professional experience and his/her potential to successfully complete a graduate program.
  • A current resume.
  • An interview may be required.

International Students

See the General Admission Requirements section of the catalog.

All Documents Should be Sent to:

Saint Peter's University

Attn: Graduate and Professional Studies Admission

2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission at (201) 761-6470 with any questions. 

Transfer Credit

A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences. It is the student's responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Chair of the Department of Computer & Information Sciences will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.