Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

The twelve-credit, Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity introduces students to specialized knowledge important in information systems security. This program will give students the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of their customers, and build secure infrastructures.

Program Design

Courses are taught online and students may begin the certificate program in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Required Courses and Suggested Sequence

INFT 6147- Enterprise Information Security Management, 3cr.

Students will learn about the conceptual foundations and key elements of IT security and look at its various implementations from physical security to application development security in this course. They will gain a clear understanding of how to recognize and address today’s IT security vulnerabilities in different platforms from cloud-based to mobile through effective management strategies. The course will also teach students how to develop information governance policies and procedures for companies to help them safeguard their information while conducting their operations.

INFT 6157- Data and Application Security, 3cr.

The course provides in-depth coverage of all the developments, issues, challenges, and directions in securing data and applications. It focuses on threats to data and applications security including access control violations, integrity violations, unauthorized intrusions, and sabotage. Students will learn how to choose a security strategy and how to apply it.

INFT 6045- IT Security Policies and Procedures, 3cr.

The course provides a system and management view of information security policies and methodologies, regulator mandates, business drivers, legal considerations, and the evolving role of IT leaders to plan and implement successful sets of systems security procedures and frameworks.

This course is designed to provide an overview of bargaining in the public sector. It deals with major policy issues related to public-sector bargaining, environmental factors influencing public-sector bargaining, bargaining techniques, and dispute resolution in the public sector.

INFT 6055- Computer Forensics, 3cr.

Identifying, preserving, and extracting electronic evidence. Students learn how to examine and recover data from operating systems, core forensic procedures for any operating or file system, understanding technical issues in acquiring computer evidence, and how to conduct forensically sound examinations to preserve evidence for admission and use in legal proceedings.

Admission and Advisement

Admission to the certificate program requires the applicant to submit an official transcript of his or her bachelor’s degree, along with a completed application. Advising will be provided by the certificate program coordinator, Dr. Lila Rajabion.

While the 12 credits are fully transferable into the M.S. in information technology, acceptance to the master’s degree will require candidates to apply to the program and complete the full admission process. Completion of the graduate certificate does not guarantee admission to the master’s degree program.

Advanced certificates may be incorporated into a related master's degree for those meeting the program admission requirements.

Apply online or request information for more details on the Certificate in Cybersecurity.

Tuition and Fees

Students completing this certificate pay the following tuition and fees:

Federal financial aid is not available unless concurrently matriculated in a master’s degree program.