Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Requirements for Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Cybersecurity Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HSEM F641Information Assurance and Risk Assessment3
HSEM F648Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure3
HSEM F649Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities3
Complete one of the following:3
Cybersecurity in the 21st Century: Technology and Ethics
Cybersecurity Management
Cybersecurity Resiliency
Cybercrime, Fraud and Law
Total Credits12

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
  • Students must possess either prior education specific to IT, networking or cybersecurity-related work experience or a combination of both with the approval and review of the program director to enter the cybersecurity management or associated concentration within the MSDM.
  • If the degree is in a non-security or non-cybersecurity-related field and the student has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, students will be required to start with one 400-level course, that is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students who have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first. 
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in a related field will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam. 
  • Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75, will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
HSEM F649203HSEM F415, F416, F417, or F418203HSEM F641203
 HSEM F648203 
 3 6 3
Total Credits 12

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences