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Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Develop the applied knowledge and skills needed to advance your cyber career to the next level.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity provides students with the applied knowledge and skills needed to secure and defend information systems and digital assets.
  • You will learn important theoretical concepts combined with real-world applications and hands-on experience.
  • Our innovative curriculum is designed with input from an advisory board of cybersecurity experts from industry and government.
  • Courses are taught by scholar-practitioner faculty who are experts in the field of cybersecurity.
  • This graduate certificate may also be used as a pathway to a graduate degree. All credits earned in the program can applied to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program.
  • As the number and severity of cyberthreats that organizations face continue to rise, the demand for trained cybersecurity professionals has tremendously increased as well.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 28 percent growth in U.S. employment for cybersecurity consultants from 2016 to 2026. This pace of growth is much higher than the average job growth in the United States.
  • The need for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow with the government, military and business sectors clamoring for educated and trained cybersecurity professionals.

Designed for both midcareer professionals and those new to the field who wish to pursue positions managing cybersecurity functions in public and private sectors. 

Through course work, you will be able to:

  • Employ cybersecurity tools and techniques to protect the enterprisewide information infrastructure and assets.
  • Apply digital forensics and cyber-investigation techniques in response to cyberattacks.
  • Apply cyber-risk management frameworks to defend critical information systems and assets.
  • Navigate the legal, policy and ethical aspects of cybersecurity.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Recommended Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants with less than a 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Assessment of the applicant’s resume and statement of background and goals.

Applicants with undergraduate degrees in non-cybersecurity disciplines are welcome.

Dr. Amjad Ali

Amjad AliDr. Amjad Ali, associate dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology, oversees our cybersecurity programs. Ali has made significant contributions to the development and launch of major cybersecurity programs and has an extensive background as a technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations.

About the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity



Estimated Cost of Degree:


Based on:

  • $50 application fee
  • $668 per credit

Excludes books or other fees
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