Earn your master's degree in cybersecurity in 2 years or a cybersecurity certificate in 5-6 courses

Fighting cyber-attacks requires specialized skills

Every business, industry, governmental agency, financial system, medical facility – any entity that needs to safeguard information from current and potential security threats and vulnerabilities – needs trained cybersecurity professionals.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals far outstrips the supply. CMU offers two certificate options depending on your highest level of educational attainment. Both CMU’s online Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity are designed to meet the critical need for trained professionals.

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Master of Science in Information Systems/Cybersecurity Track

This master’s degree starts you on the path to a great career in information systems with a focus on cybersecurity. You’ll gain core business skills and the ability to analyze, design, develop and maintain information systems. Then you continue on to cybersecurity courses that prepare you for industry certifications. Learn more today!

US Department of Labor predicts a 37% growth by 2022 in the number of Information Security Analysts.

Cybersecurity Certificates – Which one is right for you?

Undergraduate Certificate - Bachelor's Degree Not Required Graduate Certificate - Bachelor's Degree Required
Ideal for:

  • Non-degree seeking students (those who do not hold or are not working toward a bachelor’s degree).
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students.
  • New students applying for a degree program who would like to add an undergraduate certificate.
Ideal for:

  • Graduate seeking certificate students who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Available only to students who currently possess a bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • Prepares you for an immediately employable skillset.
  • Prepares you for an immediately employable skillset.
  • Research assignments provide in-depth understanding.

Completion of the courses in the Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will prepare students to sit for industry certification examinations, including the following:

  • CASP
  • Network +
  • Security+

Students with previous IT experience can also sit for:

  • CCSK — Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
  • CISSP — Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • BIS 512 Cybersecurity Analysis
  • BIS 521 Governance, Risk, & Compliance in Cybersecurity
  • BIS 523 Cybercrime Forensics
  • BIS 525 Managing Security & Privacy in the Cloud
  • BIS 530 Cybersecurity, Systems, and Network Certification

The first course, BIS 512, has a prerequisite of BIS 510 Network and Systems Security Fundamentals. BIS 510 also is available online. If you have taken a similar course or have equivalent work experience, you may be able to skip the prerequisite. Speak with an advisor for guidance.

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