Admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program will be granted to qualified students who hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or applied sciences from an accredited and/or reputable institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the College of Engineering.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in other fields of study, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and with relevant work experience and industry certifications, will also be considered.  Undergraduate course prerequisite requirements include Villanova ECE 4470, Computer Networks, or equivalent. In some cases, students will be admitted on a provisional basis (non-matriculated), and will need to complete two (2) courses with at least a B or better in each course, before being considered for full admission (matriculated).


International Student Admission Requirements:

The GRE is required for all individuals receiving their Bachelor's degree outside of the United States. A minimum GRE score of 314 (combining verbal and quantitative sections) is required for admission. The TOEFL or IELTS Examination is required of all students whose native language is not English.

Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar
Director of Graduate Studies


Maurice Mitchell, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Cybersecurity program.

"The Cybersecurity graduate program exposed me to tools, frameworks, and terminology that I frequently use when communicating with other information security professionals. It prepared me to step into my current role comfortably and confidently!"

Maurice Mitchell, Information Security Analyst, TD


Chad Yantorno, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Cybersecurity Program.

“I was able to secure a new position in Silicon Valley as a Senior Security Engineer thanks to the connections I made at Villanova.”

Chad Yantorno, Senior Systems Security Engineer, Salesforce