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Program Overview

The 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary program housed in the Graduate School designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve a foundation in 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.


Required Courses (9 hours)

INFSYS 6828 Principles of Information Security 3
INFSYS 6836 Management of Data Networks and Security 3
Select one of the following:
INFSYS 6858 Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts 3
CMP SCI 5782 Advanced Information Security 3

Electives - Choose Three (9 hours)

CMP SCI 4700 Computer Forensics 3
CMP SCI 4780 Computer and Network Security 3
CMP SCI 4792 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 3
CMP SCI 5750 Cloud Computing 3
CMP SCI 5732 Cryptography for Computer Security 3
INFSYS 6868 Software Assurance 3
INFSYS 6878 Management of Information Security 3
CMP SCI 5020 Android Apps: Android Fundamentals 3
CMP SCI 5222 Advanced iOS Apps 3
CMP SCI 5794 Security of IoT Systems 3

By the time of enrollment, prospective students must have obtained a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required to be considered for regular admission. Residency Requirement: Of the above required six courses at least four must be taken at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Students may not receive both the undergraduate and graduate certificate in cybersecurity.

Learn more about the program curriculum.