Admissions & Cost

At UNH, we strive to make the application process as simple and easy as possible. Below are the requirements for admission to the online Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Risk Management, application deadlines, tuition costs, and financial aid information.

Admissions Criteria

The department encourages applications from those who:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
    • Students may come from business, public administration, healthcare, finance, homeland defense and security, retail, law, insurance, and a myriad of technical and engineering disciplines

  • Have acceptable recommendations from three people
  • Have satisfactorily completed a personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate education

The admissions committee uses a portfolio approach: applications are reviewed and decisions are made based on past academic performance, letters of recommendation, professional experience, civic engagement, and other qualities expressed via your personal statement.

Graduate School Admissions Information 

Application Deadlines

The Graduate School accepts new students into this program two times per year. Priority consideration is given to students whose applications and required materials are received by the following deadlines:

  • Fall/August Admission (e-Term 1): Applications due July 1st 
  • Spring/January Admission (e-Term 3): Applications due December 15th

Tuition & Fees


  • $560 per credit for New Hampshire (NH) residents
  • $625 per credit for non-NH residents                                                                  

Program Total Number of Credits:

  • 30 for Capstone-Track (non-thesis)
  • 33-36 for Thesis-Track

Technology Fee per Semester:

  • 1-4 credits $26.00
  • 5-8 credits $56.25
  • 9-16 credits $102.50

Additional Tuition & Fees Information 

Financial Aid

Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans is the form of federal financial aid available to Graduate Students. To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UNH priority deadline is March 1. This is the date by which the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor, however, if your application is received after March 1st you will still be considered for the Federal Direct Loan, which is not subject to the priority deadline.

The basic eligibility requirements to be considered for Financial Aid include:

  • Attend classes at least half-time (5 or more credits per semester).
  • Enrollment in a degree program.
  • Documentation of United States citizenship or eligible non-citizen status.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

How to Apply

All students are required to meet  university admission requirements.

For more information on how to apply, fill out the Information Request form to speak to a Success Coach today.