The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed to give students a solid foundation in information and computer systems security.
8 months–2 years
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
Coursework in the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity gives students an opportunity to be exposed to the basic principles and security concepts related to information systems, to explore issues involved in the security of computer systems, and to explore the techniques used in computer forensic examination. The goal of the certificate is to provide prospective cybersecurity professionals with an entry point to industry positions within eight months from admission and with reduced financial investment.
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Applicants must submit the online application and all required admission materials no later than the stated deadlines to be considered for admission. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Deadline for Domestic Students: August 1
Deadline for Domestic Students: December 1
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