Minimum Admissions Requirements for the Cyber Criminology (CC) MS Program

The Cyber Criminology graduate program has different core-course and admissions requirements and is thus a separate program. Below are the minimum admissions requirements for the CC MS degree program:

  • Required Degrees: To be admitted to the Department of Computer Science as a Cyber Criminology graduate student you should have an undergraduate BS or BA degree in Computer Science or BS degree in Cyber Criminology. The program is designed primarily for our BA Computer Science and BS Cyber Criminology undergraduate students who wish to continue on in their pursuit of their MS degree in this field. Students who do not meet these undergraduate degree guidelines will be required to complete certain undergraduate prerequisites before graduation with a graduate degree in Cyber Criminology.

    Undergraduate Prerequisites for the MS CC Degree Program:

    • MAD 2104 Discrete Math I
    • COP 3353 Intro to Unix
    • COP 3014 Programming I
    • COP 3330 Object Oriented Programming
    • CDA 3100 Computer Organization I
    • CDA 3101 Computer Organization II
    • CIS 4385 Cybercrime Detection and Forensics
    • COP 4530 Data Structures
    • COP 4610 Operating Systems
    • COP 4710 Theory and Structure of Databases
  • GRE Scores: The minimum GRE scores required for admission are a 145 on the verbal section and a 150 on the quantitative section. For the old scoring system, the minimum GRE score required for admission is 1100 (Verbal and Quantitative combined) with a minimum of 650 on the Quantitative.
  • TOEFL Scores: The minimum required score on the IBTOEFL for admission consideration is 80 (213 computer-based, 550 paper-based). However, the Computer Science Department considers a score of 100-105 competitive, especially when students are seeking assistantships. The ability to lecture in English will be a major consideration in the selection of students for Teaching Assistantships.
  • Grade Point Average: Students should have at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average to be considered competitive. Students with a GPA of less then 3.0 in their undergraduate degree fall below both the department and university standards.