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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Preferred Admission for Holy Cross Students and Graduates

Preferred Admissions for Holy Cross Computer Science Students and Graduates 

The Woods College of Advancing Studies is proud to offer College of the Holy Cross students and graduates an option for preferred admission to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance.  This option is available to Holy Cross students and graduates with majors or minors in Computer Science. 


  • Waiver of application fee
  • Waiver of GRE/GMAT
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool


  • Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in May of senior year or graduation from Holy Cross
  • Overall GPA of 3.30 or above
  • Submission of all Cybersecurity Policy and Governance application materials by the end of the semester in which the student will graduate, or if a graduate, within the required timeframe of the applicable admissions cycle. 

Financial Aid

  • All students are eligible to apply for financial aid. The Woods College also has additional scholarships for students who qualify based upon both merit and need.
  • Qualified Holy Cross students should apply in the Fall semester of their Senior year in order to receive priority consideration for financial aid.