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Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

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    28812 USD/year
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    16521 USD/year
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Funding

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.

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