Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
The Cyber Security certificate provides students with a concentrated and in-depth exposure to critical infrastructure security concerns to enhance professional capability. Individuals holding a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science or a related field would be suitable candidates for this program.
This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Additional information: Reference the Program Landing Page for additional information, such as cost, delivery format, contact information, or to schedule a visit.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Cyber Security must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
|Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security|
|COSC 5310||Cryptography & Steganography||3|
|DFSC 5315||Network and Cyber Security||3|
|DFSC 6310||Cyber Warfare & Terrorism||3|
|DFSC 5336||Business Continuity Management||3|
|or DFSC 5318||Cyber Law|
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state's 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. Marketable skills are those valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.
The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:
- Analyze/assess risk and identify vulnerabilities in organizations network.
- Create plans and implement strategies for preventing attacks to a network.
- Acquire the professional competency and cybersecurity expertise necessary for roles and responsibilities in business, industry, and governmental positions.
- Cyber security research.