Tips to Apply to Mason’s Cyber Security Degree

tips to applyCongratulations, you’ve decided to take a big step in your education and career by applying to a cyber security program. Check out the list below for some tips to apply to Mason’s cyber security degree.

Tips to Apply

Start Early – Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your application, collect your transcripts and ask for recommendation letters. The more lead time you have, the less stressful the process will be.

Proofread – Be sure to proofread all materials before submitting them. Often when you are submitting applications to more than one cyber security degree, there can be mistakes, such as including the wrong school’s name on an application. Having attention to detail in your application will show your anticipated attention to detail during the cyber security program.

Highlight Your Achievements – Your goals statement is the place for you to stand out and share the specifics about yourself, where you’ve come from and where you are going. Use this as your opportunity to boast about your professional accomplishments.

Follow  Directions – Thoroughly read and follow all directions in the application to make sure you don’t miss something, such as word limits and number of recommendations. Also be sure that you’ve answered all questions thoroughly in any written documents you are submitting.

Know Deadlines – Make sure you know the deadlines for the cyber security program you are considering. Sometimes there are different deadlines to be considered for various scholarships or other funding opportunities.

At George Mason, we prepare business executives for the changes in cyber security and the cyber threats that exist today. George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges.

Mason’s cyber security program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks.  This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

Learn more about Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems admissions process.

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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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