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How To Apply

Term Priority Deadline Application Link
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 Fall Application

You must apply to the program through this website ONLY. To receive full consideration for admission, please read the instructions below carefully. We look forward to reviewing your application and all supporting documents.


  1. Click the following link: Cybersecurity Program Application
  2. Create your CSU Apply account
  3. Complete your profile (keep your username and password)
        -Select "Graduate" for the level of degree you are seeking
        -Select "Master's degree or higher" for the type of degree
  4. Start your application
        -From the program selection page, select "Cal State San Marcos"
        -Select "Cybersecurity" under San Marcos Extended Learning
        -Follow instructions to complete all 4 quadrants of the application
        -You will be prompted to pay a $55 non-refundable application fee.
  5. Program Materials Section
    Upload the following items:
        -Official Score Report of the General GRE (if applicable)
        -One-page personal statement* describing reason for pursuing a                    Master of Cybersecurity.
        -Full name and email of two evaluators/references**

    *NOTE: Include answers to the applicant questions in your personal statement along with any other information you think the Review Committee would find pertinent.

    **NOTE: Each applicant is to provide the full name and email address of two evaluators/references. At least one recommender should be from an academic source and one should be from a professional source. The recommenders should be familiar with the applicant's capacity for academic and professional success. Once you have saved the evaluation request, an email request will be sent to the evaluator on your behalf.


In addition to submitting the University application and application fee, you must request and submit one official transcript from each academic institution attended.

Electronic delivery is the preferred transcript delivery method. Verify with your school if an electronic transcript is available. Electronic transcripts can be provided through external or third party vendors (Credential Solutions, eTranscriptCA, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, etc.). When ordering your transcript, please choose California State University San Marcos as the intended recipient from the school name dropdown. If California State University San Marcos is not listed, please use as the recipient email address.

If you select to mail your transcript, all official transcripts must be mailed or delivered in sealed envelopes to the address below. *NOTE: Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
ATTN: Cyber

Revised/New Transcripts: Students submitting updated transcripts or transcripts from institutions not listed on the original application should email to indicate the transcript has been sent. Please include your full name, the school from which the transcript was sent and the program name of Cyber.

International students: You must submit academic records from foreign institutions.  The original foreign transcript must be on file and if they are not written in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations. Official transcripts from foreign institutions MUST be sent through postal mail to the address listed above.