The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a four-course (12 credit hours) multidisciplinary program housed in the Graduate School. It is designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve a foundation in information security. It provides students the flexibility to focus on technical and/or managerial aspects of computer, software, network, and information security. With primary courses offered by Computer Science and Information Systems departments, the program also allows students to choose from a range of electives based on student interests. This certificate serves a broad group of managers, technical specialists, and professionals with a bachelor’s degree. A prior background in information security is not required to enter this program.
Applicants must have the following courses, take them as prerequisites, have related background or experience, or have graduate standing in Computer Science or Cybersecurity. Additional areas/courses may be needed depending on specific chosen electives.
Mathematics and Statistics: at least basic calculus and introduction probability/statistics such as Math 1100 or 1800, 1320
Computer Science: data structures and familiarity with command line processing in OS such as Linux, with scripting and tools, such as Cmp Sci 2250, 2750
Program Director: Cezary Janikow
This certificate can be complete Evenings and Online
Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Rules