Become part of the solution for today’s tech-reliant world

Cybercrime is becoming more frequent, complex and targeted, costing organizations billions annually. This is why cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing industries, as more companies look to cybersecurity professionals to help them defend their systems, information, and networks.   

CSU is unique because we have earned the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation and are an NSA-validated program. 

While technical knowledge is important, in recent years, cybersecurity has opened up to certifying and hiring people who don’t come from a traditional computer science or programming background.  

Through the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, you will learn to identify enterprise and IT-related risks and vulnerabilities for organizations and evaluate potential impact. After learning basic programming concepts, you’ll gain hands-on experience in attacking and defending virtual systems and demonstrate the ability to set up and troubleshoot hardware and software for a computer network

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 the University transfer policies. Successful completion of the certificate does not guarantee degree program admission. 

Faculty member teaching


What You'll Learn:

  • Threats and vulnerabilities faced by computer systems, networks, and applications, and best practices for securing them.
  • Evaluate weaknesses in an organization’s IT controls and make recommendations to improve regulatory compliance, reporting and operational performance.
  • Ethical, cultural, and social aspects of security governance and management.
  • Technical aspects of information communication, network architectures, wireless technology, and applications. 
  • Detailed examination of modern security topics, blending coverage of many domains of CISSP and CEH.
Certificate at a Glance
Delivery: Online
Length: Can be completed in three semesters
Tuition: $867 per credit for 2024-2025
Credits: 12
Certificate awarded:

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Courses and curriculum: Download your course roadmap
‡Additional prerequisite coursework may be required.

Admissions, Deadlines and Financial Aid

Learn more about admissions requirements to enroll in our spring or fall sessions. Visit tuition and aid for information on the latest tuition benefits available to you.

  • Fall
    AdmissionApply by July 31
  • Spring
    AdmissionApply by Jan 1

Ready to get started? Request more information today