Master of Science in Information Security and Intelligence

Admission Requirements for the College of Business

Master of Science in Information Security and Intelligence program requirements

Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

  • An earned bachelor degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better on a 4-point scale, and a 3.0 GPA or better in the Junior and Senior level courses.
  • GMAT score of 500 or higher, or GRE score in the upper 50th percentile with the analytical writing score at 2.5 or higher. (Waiver of test requirement will be considered if applicant has completed another Masters Degree, or if the applicant has earned their Bachelor degree with a 3.5 or better GPA).

Admission to a graduate program is granted to students showing high promise of success. The College of Business uses various measures of high promise including the candidate's performance on the graduate admission test and upper-division grade-point average. Such measures, along with other reasonable indications of promise, will be used in combination to arrive at a final judgment.


Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS-ISI Program, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application (Submit printed application, or apply on-line)
  • Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended, which include confirmation of Bachelor degree (Original documents become property of Ferris State University and cannot be returned)
  • A current resume
  • Statement of Purpose, approximately one typed page, explaining your reasons for seeking admission into the MS-ISI program. Your Statement of Purpose should show that you have taken steps to learn about our programs and are familiar with and prepared for on-line or mixed-delivery, accelerated courses. You should also explain what factors have influenced your decision to apply, and how this degree will help you achieve your short-term and long-term career goals.
  • Three academic or professional recommendation letters attesting to your ability to succeed in graduate level studies.
  • Official GMAT or GRE test results (Institute code # 1222) 

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Copy of identification page(s) of your passport.
  • Confidential Financial Statement signed by you or your sponsor
    (on page 4 of this application).
  • Original official bank statement from you or your sponsor representing
    funds for at least one academic year.
  • Proof of English proficiency


Application Due Dates

  • February 15 - for starting summer semester in May
  • June 15 - for starting fall semester in August
  • October 15 - for starting winter semester in January

Applications may be accepted past deadlines if no international mailing or application for Visa is required.


Application Files should be mailed to:


College of Business Graduate Programs
119 South Street, BUS 200E
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284

Other contact information:

Telephone: (231) 591-2168
FAX: (231) 591-3548



International Services
Ferris State University
1301 S. State Street, IRC 134
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2748 USA

Other contact information:

Telephone: (231) 591-2515
FAX: (231) 591-2423


When all required materials are received, the Graduate Committee will review only the complete application files, and notify applicants in writing of the admissions decision.



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