Admission deadlines: Fall – January 15
Spring – September 1
Summer – March 1
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
If academic records are in a language other than English, a copy in the original language and an English language translation must be uploaded. Transcript evaluations should not be uploaded. Applicants with degrees from Indian universities should upload transcripts and/or detailed marksheets.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University; describe your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans; and discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned.
International applicants only: International applicants requiring a visa from GW are not eligible to apply for admission to this program, but may apply for the MS, PhD, or a professional degree (AppSc or Engr) in computer science with an area of focus in computer security and information assurance.

For additional information about the admissions process visit the SEAS Admissions Frequently Asked Questions page.

Contact for questions:

202-994-1802 (phone)
202-994-1651 (fax)

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses chosen from the list below. 

CSCI 6531Computer Security
CSCI 6541Network Security
Two of the following:
CSCI 6331Cryptography
CSCI 6532Information Policy
CSCI 6542Computer Network Defense
CSCI 6547Wireless and Mobile Security
CSCI 6548E-Commerce Security
CSCI 8331Advanced Cryptography
CSCI 8531Advanced Topics in Security