Cybersecurity - Online and Distance Education


Graduate Certificates | Cybersecurity


Entrance Exam: Not Required

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity (CYS GCP) is designed for students with prior training in Computer Science and/or Electrical and Computer Engineering. The certificate will provide students with the latest technical knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and privacy principles and the engineering aspects of software and hardware security to build secure systems that are resistant to attack.

Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Students

NDS students seeking spring enrollment in an Engineering online program and/or course, please submit your NDS application no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2023 to ensure your application materials are received on time.  Submitting your application after January 4, may result in not being admitted or enrolled in classes for the Spring 2023 semester.


Students must meet the following requirements for admission to the Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Program:

  • Have a BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field from a regionally-accredited four year college or university, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Plan of Study

The graduate certificate will require a total of 12 credit hours of graduate level Computer Science and/or Electrical and Computer Engineering courses taken for a grade.

Career Prospects

Digital security is becoming more and more important, and yet protection of data is also increasing in difficulty as cyber enemies become more and more adept at hacking security systems. From employees working remotely on VPN systems to entities in need of secure financial transactions, corporations, citizens and the government alike all require data security. The need for exceptional cyber security has produced a high demand for experts in this field.

Professionals can enhance their IT careers with the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity that fully prepares graduates to excel in network security, digital forensics and other aspects of cybersecurity. Learn how to defend digital information, implement security measures, respond to cyberattacks and protect business and consumer data.