Graduate Certificate, Cybersecurity Management

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. 

Minimum Requirements for Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate: 12 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Cybersecurity Program Requirements
Information Assurance and Risk Assessment
Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
Perspectives in Addressing Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure
Choose one of the following:
Cybersecurity in the 21st Century: Technology and Ethics
Cybersecurity Management
Cybersecurity Resiliency
Cybercrime, Fraud and Law