The MS in TCP is a full- or part-time degree program that allows students to immerse themselves in topics such as cybersecurity, policy & law, emerging technology, and entrepreneurship & economics. Following the completion of this program, students will be well-positioned to lead future technological innovations in the corporate, government, and academic sectors. Neither a technical background nor a policy/law or business background is required; however, you should have an interest in all of these areas.
Complete 32 Credit Hours in Total:
- 2 Semesters of Seminar Series (2 courses / 2 credits)
- 3 Core Courses (9 credits)
- Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies
- Technology, Thought Leadership and Policy
- Networking and Secure Communications
- 5 Depth Area Courses (15 credits)
- 2 Semesters of Interdisciplinary Projects or Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Pass all courses with grades of B- or better.
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Complete all requirements within 4 years of start date.
- Students can file a petition for an extension which may be granted for up to 1 additional year (5 years total).
Spring 2021 Application Deadline
- All students: October 1, 2020
Fall 2021 Application Deadlines
- International students: December 30, 2020
- Domestic students: February 15, 2021
ANYONE! Future students in the MS in TCP program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university of recognized standing before their program start date. Your background does not have to be in computer science or any other technical field.
We welcome graduates and professionals from all backgrounds, including political science, social science, mathematics, law, business, all engineering disciplines and more. Name an industry and cybersecurity is engrained within it. All businesses and organizations are in need of diverse cybersecurity professionals.
We invite current CU students, recent or soon-to-be college graduates, industry professionals, military service members and veterans, and domestic and international students alike to apply for an MS in TCP, earn a Certificate in Cybersecurity, or try out the program as a nondegree student.
Applying to the TCP MS program can be completed in just a few simple steps. Follow the procedure detailed below in order to complete your application.
1. Complete the Online Application by the appropriate deadline.
- Select MS in Technology, Cybersecurity and Policy as your program of interest.
- The application system undergoes maintenance in June and is not functional during this time. Late domestic applications may be accepted - email TCP's advisor for more details.
- If you have questions or problems specific to the online application, email the CU Graduate School's technical support team.
2. Provide contact information of three people to be used as references.
- Secured links are e-mailed directly to recommenders upon submission of your application.
- For current students and recent graduates (within the last five years), recommendations from faculty members are particularly important.
3. Upload unofficial transcript(s).
- We require unofficial transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution you have attended. This includes community colleges, summer sessions, and extension programs.
- While credits from one institution may appear on the transcript of a second institution, unofficial transcripts must be submitted from each institution, regardless of the length of attendance, and whether or not courses were completed.
- Official transcripts will be required upon admission to the program. We request that you do not have official transcripts sent until requested.
4. Upload your personal statement.
- The admission committee finds it helpful to know how your graduate interests fit within our department. See application for more details.
No GRE Necessary! We do not require GRE scores for applications to the TCP program. However, if an applicant has below an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale according to US standards, then it is recommended to obtain and supply official GRE scores from ETS from an examination taken within the last 5 years to increase the competitiveness of their application. Institution code: 4841. Substitution of GMAT or LSAT scores are acceptable for students seeking admission to a dual MBA/TCP or JD/TCP program, but again are not required. GMAT dept. code: 11S-MH-08.
Once accepted, International Students must also submit Proof of Funding and Official TOEFL scores (if applicable).
You will receive an email from CU confirming the successful submission of your application within 24 hours. You can then check your application status on your status page, or learn more at the Graduate School Admission Website.
TCP's admissions committee will actively review submitted applications in the final 2 months of each application cycle. Accepted applicants will be notified after the committee's review, and all accepted applicants will then be automatically eligible for TCP Fellowships. Fellowship awardees will be notified as decisions are made.
The earlier one submits their application, the more fellowship dollars are available and the likelihood of winning a fellowship increases.
The CU Bursar's Office sets the tuition and fees for all CU programs. Their website provides information on these costs, and costs depend upon residency, status, the term courses are taken, and the number of credits a student enrolls in per semester.
- 3 credits - $1,971
- 6 credits - $3,942
- 3 credits - $2,658 - $4,431, depending on status and summer term
- 6 credits - $5,316 - $8,862, depending on status and summer term
- Engineering rates apply.
- Engineering rates apply.
2020-2021 AY rates will be similar to the 2019-2020 AY rates but have not yet been released. Zero tuition increases are expected.