Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Part Time
Online Only

Future-proof your resume

As advances in information technology have made it easier to collect, store, process, and generate data at a staggering rate, concerns over potential security breaches have also increased substantially.

This certificate meets the demand of organizations and government agencies for employees skilled in information security and privacy. It provides a theoretical foundation and practical understanding of the information security and privacy environment. During this program, you will be immersed in the latest thinking and best practices on all aspects of information security and privacy technologies, tools, methodologies, and management. Professionals with a bachelor’s in any undergraduate academic discipline may apply.

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Certificate Curriculum

All coursework is transferable to the MS in IT & Management program.

Required Curriculum

3 credit hours each

  • ISM-665: Principles of Cyber Security
  • ISM-666: Blockchains and Cryptography
  • ISM-667: Global Cyber Threat Analysis

Elective Curriculum

You may choose 3 credit hours from the following or other approved courses:

  • ISM-645: Principles of Predictive Analytics
  • ISM-646: Visualizing Data to Design Strategy
  • ISM-647: Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • ISM-670: IT Disruptive Innovation Management
  • ISM-671: Organizing Data for Analytics
  • ISM-672: App Design and Programming
  • ISM-673: Designing Secure Computer and IoT Networks for Business
  • ISM-677: Information Systems Management
  • ISM-678: Project Management for Dynamic Environments
  • SCM-650: Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • SCM-651: Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management
  • SCM-652: Strategic Cost, Procurement, and Supply Chain Finance

Admissions

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security program welcomes a variety of applicants, whether they come to us with years of professional experience or have just recently earned an undergraduate degree — business or otherwise.

Fall Semester:June 15
Spring Semester:November 15
Summer Semester:April 1

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited institution
  • One official transcript from all previous academic institutions
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Online application and $65 fee
  • TOEFL/IELTS for non-native English speakers

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International students should reference the Graduate School’s Application Guide for transcript and language proficiency details.

Estimated Program Costs

These estimated program costs include tuition and fees based on the 2022-2023 Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of textbooks or student health insurance. Visit csh.uncg.edu for more detailed information. Tuition and fees vary depending on the program track pursued and the number of credit hours taken each semester.

Online Only
Estimated Program Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State $6,500 $541.67
Outside-of-NC $10,000 $833.33
Out-of-State $15,500 $1,291.67
Assumes 12 credit hours of part-time study for 1 year.

The Outside-of-NC rate applies to students located outside of the state taking online classes. The Out-of-State rate applies to students taking classes while located within the state, but are not residents of NC (determined by the Residency Determination Service).

Student Outcomes

This program provides knowledge and skills on all aspects of information security and privacy technologies, tools, methodologies, and management. The certificate meets the demand of organizations and government agencies for employees skilled in information security and privacy. Career opportunities include:

  • Operations Program Analyst
  • Identity & Access Management Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst

Meet Our Graduate Ambassadors

Graduate Student Ambassadors participate weekly in Bryan School graduate connection events and serve to represent the School’s six master’s programs.

Military-Affiliated Students

UNCG has been named both Best for Vets and a Military Friendly School. We’re a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and are proud to offer a variety of benefits for veterans, active-duty military, and military-affiliated students, such as:

  • Online application fee waiver for active-duty service members
  • In-state tuition for out-of-state students (in accordance with the Veterans Choice Act)
  • Credit for relevant military service/training
  • Tutoring assistance

For more information on UNCG Military-Affiliated services and benefits, visit military.uncg.edu.

COME CHAT WITH US!

If you still have questions regarding one of our graduate certificate programs please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Assistant Director Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 336-256-1432
Bryan 301K
Jennifer-BryanGrad@uncg.edu

Savannah Martin

Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301F
Savannah-BryanGrad@uncg.edu

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