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The Master of Science in Cyber Security Engineering program at the University of Washington Bothell prepares students to operate as cybersecurity professionals by combining advanced studies in computer science techniques with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies and practices.

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Graduates are prepared for the modern security workforce; ready to protect and defend cyber systems with hands-on experience in ethical penetration testing, wireless security, network security, cryptography, risk management and security of emerging technologies. Students will pair practical skills with theoretical research in a culminating project or thesis.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, students can work on the degree requirements at their own pace with options between full and part time enrollment. The MS in Cyber Security Engineering classes at  University of Washington Bothell  meet in the evening, typically twice a week. 

Applicants to the MS in Cyber Security are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent.  For those with degrees in other fields, we recommend the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development (GCSDD). The GCSDD is a series of six graduate level courses that build upon students’ knowledge from introductory programming classes. The GCSDD can help students meet the admission requirement for the MS in Cyber Security Engineering at UW Bothell. Courses are taught in the evening, meeting twice a week.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Information Assurance and the Secure Development Lifecycle
  • Incident Response and Recovery
  • Cryptology and Data Protection
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Secure Software Development

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


51 - 54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or other closely related field - including high level of command and competency in object-oriented concepts and software engineering processes and models
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28812 USD per year and a duration of  .
  • National

    16521 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16521 USD per year and a duration of  .


Some students, dependant on financial status, may be eligible for Department of Education Loans, and are encouraged to start the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) as early as possible.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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