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Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

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Gain a critical understanding of the technological needs, threats, and weaknesses in cybersecurity.

Through this graduate certificate, you will build knowledge of the tools and protocols needed to navigate, use, and manage security technologies as well as gain insight into the legal, social, and political dynamics of the cyber universe.

What You'll Learn

  • Build an understanding of data network device and communications technology, architecture, and management.
  • Develop knowledge of technical and organizational information security risks and communication tactics to mitigate these risks for both traditional and cloud-based environments.
  • Learn to develop and articulate effective enterprise information security policies that address internal and external national and international threats.
  • Gain insight into the strategies and protocols needed to secure and monitor computer networks in global organizations.

Our Community at a Glance

Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold.

We’ve designed our certificates to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 86%

    Working Full Time

  • 14%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Cybersecurity requires four courses:

  • 2 core courses
  • 2 certificate electives


To be successful in this certificate, students should be comfortable with technology and technical terms as well as reading and writing technical documents. Additionally, students should have the ability to think logically and be able to analyze complex problems to determine their constituent parts.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Earning Your Certificate

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,400