Admission and Program Requirements
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Certificate in Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate program provides a 12 hours graduate-level experience in the field of cybersecurity. The program provides hands on labs to teach cybersecurity professionals how to secure and defend information systems from malicious attackers. Senior level security professionals working in retail, healthcare, military, and educational settings have curated the security curriculum to ensure immediately applicability.
Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program. All course work must be approved by the COB Graduate Program Director.
Required courses (12 hrs)
Choose any 3 of the following after ITC 760 Foundations of Cybersecurity:
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|ITC 760||Foundations of Cybersecurity||3 hrs|
|ITC 663||Telecommunications and Network Security||3 hrs|
|ITC 664||Ethical Hacking and and Incident Response||3 hrs|
|ITC 762||Legal Issues in Cybersecurity||3 hrs|
|ITC 765||Computer Forensics||3 hrs|
|ITC 766||Web Application Security||3 hrs|
|ITC 767||Management of Information Security||3 hrs|
|ITC 797*||Independent Study - Information Technology and Cybersecurity||3 hrs|
* Requires permission of the Department Head
Attain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on all graduate work utilized in the certificate program that includes Missouri State University and transfer courses.