Admission - Cyber Security Certificate

Application Deadline

Spring Entry Only: December 1*

*At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis.

The Cyber Security Certificate program is a part-time program and is not available for international students in need of maintaining full-time student status (9 credits or more per semester) on an F-1 student visa.  

Admission Requirements

A completed application consists of the following documents:

  • Application form 
  • Non-refundable fee of $60 
  • Essay/personal statement (the essay prompt can be found on the MyAccount page)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended. Applicants must possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree. This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate.  

NOTE: Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (not study abroad programs) must have a course-by course evaluation and translation done by a NACES approved evaluation services agency.  The evaluation must establish that the applicant has earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Loyola recommends the WES:ICAP from World Education Services (

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL Score Report

Note: An official TOEFL score report is required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English. Scores cannot be more than two years old. Official scores must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Supplemental application materials should be forwarded directly to the Office of Graduate Admission via mail or email:

Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704


Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Applicants for admission must possess an undergraduate degree. Applicants will be evaluated based upon quantitative criteria consisting of prior academic achievement and professional experience, particularly noting a strong grade point average and quantitative background. In some cases, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be required. Admission to the Cyber Security Certificate program does not guarantee admission to the Professional's MBA which has separate entrance requirements; if an applicant becomes interested in enrolling in the Professional's MBA program, they will need to follow the GMAT requirements of that program. The Committee on Admission and Retention is the final arbiter. Applicants will be notified in writing of the admission decision.

Additional admission and program information is available online or by contacting the Office of Graduate Business Programs, 410-617-5067.