The MSSI program is open to outstanding candidates who hold a Bachelors degree with sufficient technical exposure to information technology as preparation for the core technology courses. MSSI students are expected to have good computer knowledge in computer architecture/networking, programming, data structures, and discrete math. This can be shown through courses and in some cases through working experience and professional certification.

Application Resources

Only as general reference, the preferred scores are as follows:

  • GRE General Test – Verbal: 153 (62%), Quantitative: 160 (84%), Analytical: 3.5.
  • TOEFL Test: 100 or IELTS Test 7.0 (For International applicants only).

Questions regarding the admission can also be sent via email to:

We encourage all prospective students to apply as early as possible. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must received by the deadline. The review of application received after the deadline is not guaranteed.

US Citizens and Permanent Residents:
  • Fall Admission – March 1
  • Spring Admission – November 15

US citizens who are interested in applying for either the DoD CySP or SFS Scholarships should complete their application no later than January 15th for Fall admission.

International Students:
  • Fall Admission – March 1
  • Spring Admission – September 15

For questions regarding your graduate application please contact Johns Hopkins University Graduate Admissions.