Admission Requirements

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Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution. Admission preference is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Official GRE scores.
  5. Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's qualification for graduate study.

Please submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

NOTE: Applicants selected after the initial screening will be invited for an online interview.

Students applying from outside the U.S. must submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based or 79 iBt or 6.5 IELTS. If a student's first language is English, a TOEFL score may not be required; however an ACT or SAT score will be required for undergraduate students. An individual college within the University may establish a higher TOEFL score for admission to a particular program.

Online Learning Fee

Please see the SHSU Distance Learning Fees page for additional information. These fees are subject to change by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System.


Academic Advisor

Cihan Varol

Cihan Varol, Ph.D.

Academic Building 1, Suite 212E

Graduate Education Support


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