- Fall: Rolling
- Spring: December 15
- Summer: May 1
The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, which offers two tracks--Risk, Policy & Compliance and Health Security & Privacy– may offer students the opportunity to apply for a graduate assistantship.
The School of Business, which offers three tracks–Cybersecurity, Cyber Operations and Digital Forensics--has a funding deadline of April 15 for the Fall semester.
- Transcripts from all schools attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- Official GMAT or GRE scores*
*The GMAT and GRE will be waived as a requirement for admission to the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program through Fall 2024.
Available information for International Applicants.
The Risk, Policy & Compliance, and Health Security & Privacy tracks are interdisciplinary and cross-cutting, focusing not only on technical aspects of cybersecurity, but also on risk management, policy, legal compliance, communications, etc.: students with a wide variety of backgrounds, experience and undergraduate majors -- not just in STEM fields – will benefit and are encouraged to apply. The Cybersecurity, Cyber Operations and Digital Forensics tracks require undergraduate degrees in computer security, information assurance, digital forensics, cyber security, computer science, information science, computer engineering, business, or MIS/Information Technology Management.
If you are a UAlbany undergraduate student in the BS Informatics program or the BS Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Risk Management concentration) you can apply for the accelerated bachelor’s-master’s option in the Risk, Policy & Compliance and Health Security & Privacy concentrations of the MS Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity to complete your combined program in only five years. You can save time and money by beginning your graduate degree coursework while still enrolled as an undergraduate student.
This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If you have concerns about this matter please contact the Dean’s Office of your intended academic program.