Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Build your skills in an essential area: cybersecurity

Across our nation, there are significant gaps in the pool of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Failing to address our cybersecurity workforce needs exposes our critical infrastructure to threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks. Professionals who understand how to design, develop, and manage secure systems can help to fight the increasingly sophisticated attacks that threaten our critical resources.

This 12 credit hour, one- to two-semester certificate will give you a technical foundation in designing, implementing, and managing secure information technology systems. You’ll also gain insight into the social, legislative, and economic factors that affect individuals’ and organizations’ security decisions.

To see when particular courses are offered, search our course offerings.

Who the certificate is for

All graduate students and all undergraduates who have completed their undergraduate requirements (even if they have not formally graduated yet) can apply to earn this certificate.

Students must have an appropriate technical background in computer science, informatics, or a related field.

Review your degree requirements

Degree requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity are listed in the SICE academic bulletin. To review your specific requirements, choose the bulletin that represents the year you started, or plan to start, your program.

2018–19 bulletin

Take your security skills to the next level

Learn about the M.S. in Secure Computing