Computer Science Faculty at Montclair State

Computer Science/Cybersecurity (Combined BS/MS)

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Computer Science/Cybersecurity (Combined BS/MS)

This 5-year degree program combines our Computer Science (BS) and Cybersecurity (MS) programs. The computer science curriculum prepares students to design and implement software, to consider new ways to use computers, to assist in improving solutions to computer problems, and generally helps students to adapt to new ideas. The primary objective of the MS in Cybersecurity is to train students on a broad range of security related topics with hands-on experience and preparing them to be part of next generation Cybersecurity workforce to meet the growing demand for Cybersecurity professionals in industry, academia and government agencies. In addition, students will have a unique opportunity of doing research on related security projects.

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Students will be sent an expedited application from The Graduate School to complete
Students with a GPA below 3.0

Students with a GPA below a 3.0 are not eligible for admission to a Combined Program, and will need to submit a traditional application to their graduate program of interest. Prior to applying, please speak with your program advisor for more details.


If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Bharath Kumar Samanthula
Office: Center for Computing and Information Science 227F
Telephone: 973-655-5161

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone: (973) 655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Telephone: (973) 655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869