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The Certificate in Cybersecurity presents students with the fundamental principles and hands-on experience in protecting networks, computers, programs and institutional data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. This program is designed to serve the needs of individuals who would like to increase their knowledge and skill levels in the field of cybersecurity in a short time frame.
See the catalog for program requirements:
Students who earn the certificate are encouraged to pursue a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, which requires just 6 additional classes and a project, or 5 additional classes and a thesis.
The certificate program in Cybersecurity requires four classes (12 credit hours), which can also be used toward completion of a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity with additional courses and completing either a capstone project or thesis. Students select their courses from this list:
- Computer Network Security
- Software Security
- Computer Security and Privacy
- Cloud Computing Security
- Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
- Preparation for Security Certification
- Cryptography Principles and Practice
- Cybersecurity Risk Management
- Cybersecurity Policy and Law
See full course details in the catalog:
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a closely related discipline.
Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a closely related discipline are required to demonstrate proficiency in the following subjects or take the corresponding prerequisite courses at St. Mary’s University or other institutions: Discrete Mathematics, Object Oriented Programming, and Data Structures.
For specific admission requirements, visit the catalog.