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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.

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

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.


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.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Cybersecurity requires four courses:

  • CSCI E-45A The Cyber World: Hardware, Software, Networks, Security, and Management (required course; may be taken in any order)
  • CSCI E-45B The Cyber World: Governance, Threats, Conflict, Privacy, Identity, and Commerce (required course; may be taken in any order)
  • Electives (choose two courses from select group)

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in a Graduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Cybersecurity Certificate” to explore program courses.


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

Our Tuition (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $11,920