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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 Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree (CYBM) at MSU-Denver.
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 Master of Science 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 Computer Sciences.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree at MSU Denver.
Required Courses for the Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation:
Total Required Credits: 12
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 Master of Science in Cybersecurity but want to teach cybersecurity classes to K-12 level students.
You may review the program requirements HERE.
You will need to submit the following:
The deadline to submit an application was April 1, 2023. The application will reopen in January 2024.
Note: The Graduate STEMpath Certificate of Cybersecurity does not allow any course to count toward either the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity or the Master of Science in Cybersecurity.
Date: Wednesday August 16th Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Location: AES Forum 150 Admitted students meet with cohort members, faculty, current students, and alumni.Cybersecurity Graduate Programs Fall Welcome Flyer
The Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Programs at MSU Denver is Fall-start only.
To be admitted to any graduate certificate programs, candidates must:
The graduate certificate programs do not offer any prior learning credits from life and/or work experience.
The Cybersecurity 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 Readmission After Leave of Absence form and the graduate application.
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 Graduate Catalog to determine specific certificate requirements.
All MSU Denver CYBM courses in the graduate certificate programs (with the exception of STEMpath courses)* may count toward the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program at MSU Denver.
*The Graduate STEMpath Certificate of Cybersecurity does not allow any course from this program to count toward either the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity or the Master of Science in Cybersecurity. For more information, please contact the Cybersecurity Program Manager.
Please visit the MSU Denver Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships Graduate Students page more information.
The Cybersecurity graduate certificate programs do not accept any transfer of credits.
Cybersecurity Program Manager
Phone: (303) 605-7681EMAIL
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