The MS in TCP is a two-year degree 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.


Application Deadlines

Fall 2020 Application Deadlines

  • Domestic Students: April 15, 2020
  • International Students: January 15, 2020 this deadline has passed

Spring 2021 Application Deadline

  • All Students: November 1, 2020
  • International students are encouraged to apply early. 

The application fee to the TCP Program is waived for Fall 2020 Applicants from March 1 through April 15.

Late applications for Fall start-term may be requested by contacting our advisor.

All application materials, including application, personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, should be received by the application deadline.

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Degree Curriculum

Specific course information can be found at the links above.


Who can apply?

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.


How do I apply?

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).


What happen's next?

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 between February and early Summer. 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.