Application Requirements

Completed applications are given a comprehensive, holistic review. When we review applications, we take into consideration everything you have shared with us, including prior academic performance, work experience, essays, letters of recommendation, and goals that are a good fit for the program.

To complete your application, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Statement of Purpose and additional admissions statements
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • TOEFL Scores (if applicable)
  • Application fee ($120 for domestic applicants, or $140 for international applicants)
  • Optional: Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report

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GRE or GMAT Scores

GRE/GMAT scores may be submitted if you feel they would benefit your application. Candidates who might benefit from providing scores include those with a mediocre undergraduate performance, limited quantitative experience, and/or strong previous scores.

For the GRE, request that your scores be sent to institution code 2331. GMAT scores should be sent to institution code N2V-Q0-40.

Test Score Deadlines

Test Score Deadlines
Cohort Date
September 2019 May 21, 2019
January 2020 October 1, 2019
May 2020 January 28, 2020
September 2020 May 19, 2020

Transcripts

You must submit transcripts from all institutions from which you have received academic credit, including community college courses and study abroad programs.

Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, specify that your transcript(s) be sent to appsvcs@cybersecurity.berkeley.edu, as this will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.

If you would like your transcripts sent by mail, use the following address:

UC Berkeley School of Information (I School)
Application Processing Center
cybersecurity@berkeley
PO Box 30096 018-002
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement should demonstrate your ability to succeed in this challenging master’s program and show the admissions committee that it is the right path to achieve your goals. You should use your statement to highlight academic, professional, and personal experiences and accomplishments, and to explain what specifically draws you to the MICS program.

Letters of Recommendation

You will be prompted in the application to provide contact information for two references who can provide letters of recommendation. You should choose professional references, preferably current and/or previous direct supervisors, who can speak to your professional accomplishments, impact, and ability and drive to succeed in MICS.