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ACE Admissions

Admissions Requirements

The certificate program is designed for working professionals in science, engineering, and software industries and current graduate students in STEM disciplines interested in expanding their skillset and deepening their expertise in cybersecurity engineering.

To apply, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Programming experience in Python and C
  • Familiarity with linear algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics

To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status.

How to Apply

We’re currently accepting applications for Autumn 2024 Quarter and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Required Materials 

  • A 500-word maximum statement that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and interest in taking this program
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements
  • One set of transcripts for each school indicated on your resume


Part 1: Complete your application and submit it along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Part 2: After you submit your application through the portal, email all materials in one PDF to

If you are accepted, instructions will be provided on applying for Graduate Non-Matriculated status (application fee of $75) through the Graduate School.

Questions? email