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College of Information and Communications

Certificate in Information Security and Cyber Leadership


To apply, you'll need:

  • Official academic transcripts
  •  Personal Statement which explains why you are applying
  • CV/Resume 
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • The GRE is not required. If you have current scores and would like to submit them with the application, we will review them with the other application materials. If you choose to submit a test score, you’ll need your official score from the GRE (the USC institution code is 5818).

Exceptions may be made for those with extenuating circumstances, or who are promising in other ways. 


Applications submitted by the priority deadline have top consideration for admission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to each deadline.

Term Priority Deadlines Final Deadline
Fall April 1 July 31
Spring (2024 only) November 1 December 1


Once you've completed your application, submit your forms and documentation to the Graduate School, along with your application fee. Your application won't be reviewed until everything is received. It's best to arrange for document transfers and transcripts well in advance of the application deadline.

Your application will be reviewed by the school's Admissions Committee, which will then make a recommendation to the Graduate School. You will be notified by the Graduate School about the status of your application.

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