Certificate in Cybersecurity
School of Science, Engineering and Technology
SET transcends the traditional classroom framework by placing a greater emphasis on hands-on scientific research experience. Our graduates are accepted into medical and dental schools at 1.5 times the national rate.
Real-world cybersecurity training
Our real world depends on the digital world, which can be vulnerable to many issues including malicious software and hardware, denial of service attacks, unauthorized access, network outages, data corruption, and sensitive data being compromised by hackers. With the growing thread of digital attacks, securing digital assets has become an increasing national priority.
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.
Please see the catalog for program requirements: Certificate in Cybersecurity
Students who successfully complete the certificate program are encouraged to earn a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, which requires just 6 additional classes and a project, or 5 additional classes and a thesis.
Program of Study
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 four courses from this list:
- Computer Security and Privacy
- Software Security
- Cryptography Principles and Practice
- Cybersecurity Risk Management
- Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime
- Computer Network Security
- Cybersecurity Policy and Law
- Special Topics
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.
St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or visit www.stmarytx.edu/finaid.