Cybersecurity D.Sc. Admission Requirements

In making decisions for admission to the doctorate program, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2022 enrollment: November 1, 2021
Summer 2022 enrollment*: March 1, 2022
Fall 2022 enrollment: April 1, 2022 (Priority deadline) or August 1, 2022

*Post-Master’s program is Fall or Spring enrollment ONLY

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate application
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of previous degree(s); directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207, or via an online delivery system to
  • Professional résumé
  • Writing requirements:
    • Statement of research background and interests: In no more than one page, provide a statement that describes research-focused coursework, papers, and projects completed. This should also address possible research interests for your final dissertation.
    • Writing samples (2): Submit two writing samples from either an academic paper or professional work product (approx. 4-6 pages). Samples should be pertaining to the IT or Cybersecurity field.
  • *College-level statistics course with a B- or better required

*College-level statistics course required prior to the first year of taking 800-level coursework. 

In addition to the items listed above, an interview is required for admission. Interview invitations are extended to those qualified upon application completion and submission.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners (ESL, IELTS, or Mentora College).

For more information about International Admissions Guidelines, please click here.

Admissions Coordinator Contact Information:

Maxwell Simpson

Senior Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(703) 284-1505
Schedule an appointment with Maxwell