We commend you for considering graduate education as part of your professional and personal development. Students in the online M.S. in Cyber Security program are inquisitive, vigilant problem-solvers and lifelong learners who’ve chosen to advance their knowledge and careers.

We encourage you to join The University of Tulsa community and apply today.

How to Apply


Create an account

With your account you can begin your application, upload materials, track your file, and receive updates.*


Submit your application

Once you have filled out the basic information section, you will be directed to hit the submit button showing your intent to upload materials.


Provide supplemental materials

Upload documents, such as statement of purpose and transcripts. The application is complete once all of these items are uploaded, letters of recommendation are received by/from the recommender and the $60 application fee is paid.

*Once an account has been created, make note of the email address used; it will be your username and point of contact going forward. If you forget your login information, please contact the Tulsa Helpdesk by emailing help@tulsa.edu or by calling 539-202-2224.

Please allow two weeks for the admission committee to review your application. Applications and transcripts will be held on file, and admission decisions will be valid for one calendar year. If you have any questions about your application status or changes to submitted/completed applications, please contact an enrollment adviser by email or by phone at 539-202-2224.

Application Checklist

To be considered for admission to the online M.S. in Cyber Security program, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE general test results or an approved GRE waiver (see below)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • $60 application fee
  • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results

GRE Waiver

The online M.S. in Cyber Security program accepts new students in the fall, spring and summer terms. Applications are processed as they are received, and prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Admission into this program requires a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), however, the GRE requirement may be waived under certain conditions.

To qualify for a GRE waiver, students will need to meet any of the criteria below:

  • 3+ years of IT-related work experience
  • 1+ year of cybersecurity work
  • A graduate degree in any field
  • Completion of certain certifications, speak with an enrollment advisor for more information

The following additional conditions apply:

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to request the waiver.
  • Petitions must be accompanied by all required documentation.
  • The petition only applies to the online M.S. in Cyber Security program.

The waiver petition will be evaluated as soon as possible but generally within 10 business days of receipt of all required documentation.

If the waiver petition is denied, the applicant must take the GRE prior to enrolling. It is the applicant’s responsibility to schedule the test and pay the required fee. Applicants are advised that it will be difficult to achieve a satisfactory score without preparing in advance. Study guides and other preparation materials are available from a variety of commercial sources.

Whether the GRE waiver is granted or not, the applicant may still be required to complete one or more leveling courses prior to enrolling in courses.

Certification Provider Certification Name
CertNexus CyberSec First Responder® (CFR)
Cisco Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security (CCNA-Security)
Cisco Cisco Certified Network Professional-Security (CCNP-Security)
Cisco Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist Certification (SCYBER)
Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) CompTIA Security+
CompTIA CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
CompTIA CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
(ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
(ISC)2 Certification Authorization Professional (CAP)
(ISC)2 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
(ISC)2 Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)
(ISC)2 Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP)
(ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
GIAC GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
GIAC GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
GIAC GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
GIAC GIAC Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC)
GIAC GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
Logical Operations, Inc. CyberSec First Responder® (CFR)

Admissions Requirements

The University of Tulsa’s online M.S. in Cyber Security program is rigorous and demands a certain caliber of applicant. Potential students must meet the following requirements.

  • The program is open to students with any bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or recognized equivalent outside the U.S.
  • Applicants must meet any admission requirements set by the degree program in addition to those set by the Graduate School.
  • It is highly recommended, but not required, to have either IT professional experience or a degree in a field related to computer science, computer engineering or IT.
  • If the student does not possess relevant experience or a related degree, the student may be denied admission. In cases where the rest of the application is very strong and the potential for success is demonstrated, applicants may be asked to take 1 or more leveling courses.
    • IT-related leveling courses are available on Coursera. Candidates who are asked to complete these courses must do so before an admission decision is made.
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • At least 9 hours of mathematics and statistics at the level of calculus and above are required. Students not meeting this requirement may be asked to take a leveling course.
    • This course is available via Coursera. If required, the deadline for completion of this course is the end of a student’s first semester.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • All students are required to submit GRE scores or a waiver request.
    • Waiver requirements (any of the criteria below):
      • 3+ years of IT-related work experience
      • 1+ year of cybersecurity work
      • A graduate degree in any field
      • Completion of certain certifications, speak with an enrollment advisor for more information
  • Applicants from outside the U.S. must hold a degree comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree and must have a record of strong academic performance comparable to a “B” or above average grades.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language must take the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo exam and have an official copy of their results sent to The University of Tulsa Graduate School. For more information on English language requirements, please review TU’s language proficiency policy.
  • Applicants must submit a certified letter of financial support or a certified Confirmation of Financial Resources form.
  • Applicants must submit to the Graduate School a copy of the personal data page from their passport before an I-20 can be issued.

Important Deadlines

Spring 2024
Priority Complete Deadline $5,000 scholarship
November 1, 2023
Final Complete Deadline $3,500 scholarship
December 22, 2023

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our application deadlines, please reach out to our Enrollment Team by phone at 539-202-2224 or by email.

Online M.S. in Cyber Security Tuition

Beginning in Fall 2021, tuition for the 2022-23 academic year is $1,389 per credit hour.

Total tuition for the online program is $41,670, based on rates for the 2022-23 academic year.

Get more information about the costs of attending TU. Scholarships are also available!