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The Graduate Certificate of Cyber Defense will educate students in the areas most important to securing any organization. It will include an overview of computer security infrastructure, delineating both the existing threats, and those emerging from social media, the Internet of Things, and threats to basic infrastructure. Network security will be covered including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and securing wireless networks. Multiple layers of the network will be covered, include deep-packet inspection. Intrusion prevention, detection, analysis, and recovery will also be addressed from both a host and network point of view.
The Graduate Certificate of Cyber Defense is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree (CYBM) at MSU-Denver.
All courses are online.
Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Defense:
Total Required Credits: 9
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership aims to provide technology leaders with a deep understanding of cyber security’s impact on digital life, and to empower cyber security leaders with tools for safer and more productive working environments. Students will acquire a global perspective on cyber security and information security topics. The integrated learning experience will allow students to advance in your professional area, and cooperate with others with diverse backgrounds from technology, business, and law enforcement.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.
Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership:
Total Required Credits: 9
The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation will prepare students to excel and advance in a field with increasingly complex challenges. This graduate level certificate is an introduction to the fundamental concepts behind the collection and analysis of the digital evidence left behind in a digital crime scene. The courses will include cybersecurity infrastructure, investigations, cybercriminology and computer and mobile device forensics. MSU-Denver’s Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation is an interdisciplinary certificate that combines the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.
All courses are online.
Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation:
Total Required Credits: 12
Graduate Certificate Program Application Information for Fall 2022 Class
Important Dates and Deadlines for Application
To be admitted to any graduate certificate programs, candidates must:
You may request further information by emailing us.
MSU Denver’s Graduate STEMPath Certificate of Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary program that combines the knowledge of cyber laws/policies, advanced computer science and information systems solutions for individuals not seeking a MS in cybersecurity but want to teach cybersecurity classes to K-12 level students.
You may review the program requirements HERE.
Applications for this program are open ONLY to K-12 teachers who are applying through mindSpark. You may apply HERE (make sure you select STEMpath program).
You will need to submit the following:
We accept international applications for our online only graduate certificates. You may apply HERE if you are indeed applying to the certificates below ONLY:
We’re currently not accepting international applications for in person classes.
International admissions must include the following:
The graduate certificate programs do not offer any prior learning credits from life and/or work experience.
The graduate certificate programs do not provide an option to test out of any coursework.
Students not enrolled for three (3) consecutive semesters, including summer, must reapply to the University. Students requesting readmission must be in good academic standing and must submit their application for readmission to the certificate programs in which they were enrolled.
The graduate certificates students who are eligible for readmission should submit the following materials:
Students must complete the graduate certificate programs within six calendar years from the term they initially enroll. Students should check the Graduate Certificate Programs page and specific program section of the catalog to determine specific certificate requirements.
All MSU-Denver courses in the graduate certificate programs may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree program at MSU-Denver.
Please visit MSU-Denver Graduate Financial Aid for more information.
The graduate certificate programs do not accept any transfer of credits.