How to Apply to the Information Security Program

If you are already a current graduate student, you still need to apply for the certificate program to have it appear on your transcript. Courses in the program can be taken prior to being admitted into the certificate degree program. For more details, please contact:

Zina Lawrence, Director, Graduate Students Services
School of Business
Business Administration 361C
University at Albany, State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY  12222
PH:  (518) 442-4961  | FX:  (518) 442-4975 | Email:

Certificate Program Application Checklist

All students must have:

  • Completed degree application
  • Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work to date
  • Statement of background and goals
  • Resume / Curriculum vitae
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • $75 Application Fee

Non-US residents have additional requirements, found on the University's International Student Information Page at:

Certificate Program Application Instructions

  1. To apply, click to get to the Online Application for the University at Albany, State University of New York graduate programs at:
  2. Click on “Begin Your Online Application” to enter the Graduate Admissions Application system
  3. If you have not created an account, click on the “create account” button to the right. Enter all the required information and create your password. Click on “create account” and then wait for the email with your pin number
  4. Login to the system using your pin and password once you have created an account
  5. Complete the Application Instructions from the left-hand menu. You need to fill out the following information:
    • Personal Information
    Admission Information (make sure to select Information Security CGS)
    • Academic History
    • Statement of Purpose and Resume (upload)
    • Additional Materials and Transcripts (upload)
    • Supplementary Information for International Students (upload if applicable)
    • Recommendations – click on Recommendation Provider List and provide contact information for your references. Your references will either upload their recommendations or send hard copies to the Office of Graduate Admissions. All hard copies must be in sealed envelopes signed on the back.
  6. A $75 application-processing fee is required that can be paid online by credit card.