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CYBR Admissions

Application Process

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student using 2140 as the major code.

  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.

  2. Once an account has been created with username and password, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.  When selecting a start term, choose ‘Fall’ or 'Spring.'

  3. Upload an up-to-date resume and a one-page statement of purpose, explaining your interest in the MS CYBR program, how the program will help you to reach your career goals and any additional information which may help our faculty to understand your candidacy.  

  4. Request at least one letter of recommendation through the online portal. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying.

  5. Pay application fee and submit the application.

  6. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to: 

                    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment 

                    PO Box 6510 

                    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510

GMAT and GRE scores are waived under certain specialized circumstances described below.  

For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the GMAT code is C2S-6D-25, and the GRE code is 5904. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better in a Computer Science or MIS major or similar from an accredited institution may petition the Admissions Committee to have their GMAT/GRE scores waived for the application.  

International Students are required to submit at TOEFL or IELTS score. Required for international students. The College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Applications received after July 1 will be reviewed based on available space in the class.