Demand for skills in cybersecurity and information security is on the rise

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from CSU’s College of Business teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to face the dynamic, high-demand, and ever-evolving need for information management and digital Information security. You’ll learn how to identify enterprise-and-IT-related risks and vulnerabilities for organizations and evaluate potential impact.

The AACSB-accredited courses teach how to evaluate weaknesses in an organization's IT controls and make recommendations to improve regulatory compliance, reporting and operational performance. You’ll gain significant hands-on experience in both attacking and defending virtual systems after learning basic programming concepts, and demonstrate the ability to set-up and troubleshoot hardware and software for a computer network.

CSU has earned the designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA). The online cybersecurity certificate is an NSA-validated program. 

Every credit earned in this certificate can later be applied toward the CSU College of Business’s online or on-campus Master of Computer Information Systems after formal admission per University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree-program admission.

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Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Can be completed in three semesters
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2022-2023
Credits: 12
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.