Demand for certified cybersecurity talent has outstripped supply. There are thousands of unfilled positions in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands worldwide.

The graduate certificate in cybersecurity will help you get started in the field with eight-week courses that can be completed in one year.

Completion of the program will prepare you to sit for leading industry certification examinations:

  • CASP
  • Network +
  • Security+

Students with previous IT experience can also sit for:

  • CCSK

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.

Graduate Certificate

Increase your personal brand value with advanced skills and knowledge to meet your career goals. Ranging from 15 to 18 credits, CMU graduate certificates are offered in condensed, 8-week terms to accommodate your schedule.

Credits earned in most graduate certificates, excluding College Teaching and Cybersecurity, will transfer into corresponding master’s degrees for continued education. Consult your advisor for more information.