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12
Credit Hours
4
Courses

Degree

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  • In-Person

Earn a Certificate in Cyber Security from 马会论坛’s

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 threat of digital attacks, securing digital assets has become an increasing national priority.

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security program 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 cyber security in a short time frame.

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  • Certificate Program

    The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is 12 credit hours:

    Students who earn the certificate are encouraged to pursue a master’s in Cyber Security, which requires just six additional classes and a project or five additional classes and a thesis:

  • Courses

    Students can select four of the following courses:

    • Cloud Computing Security
    • Computer Network Security
    • Computer Security and Privacy
    • Cryptography Principles and Practice
    • Cyber Security Risk Management
    • Cyber Security Policy and Law
    • Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
    • Preparation of Security Certification
    • Software Security


Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements and Process

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 马会论坛鈥檚 University or other institutions: Discrete Mathematics, Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures.

Interested applicants can apply via the . Applicants must also submit a statement of purpose and r茅sum茅/CV. The GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to this certificate prorgram.

To discuss specific requirements for this program, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 210-436-3101 or graduate@stmarytx.edu, or visit the Graduate Admission page to learn more.


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Graduate Certificate FAQs

Courses taken in the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security program can be transferred toward the 33-credit-hour Master of Science in Cyber Security. Students can pursue a thesis option or a non-thesis/capstone project option.

Can my certificate credits go toward a master’s degree?

The cost of the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is charged by credit hour. Check the Tuition and Fees page for current rates.

Some programs may qualify for financial aid. Prospective certificate students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Assistance to understand the financing specifics.

How much does the certificate cost?

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is 12 credit hours, which can take 9-12 months to complete, on average.

How long does it take to complete the certificate?

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