Graduate Certificate, Cybersecurity Management

Admission Requirements:

  • Student 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, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is an elective option for the degree. 
  • Students that 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 in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam. 
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they 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
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Complete the following:
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