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Earn a graduate certificate in cybersecurity from MSU Denver and gain digital investigation and defense expertise as well as cybersecurity leadership skills.
As demand for cybersecurity professionals rises, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021. MSU Denver offers:
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
The graduate certificates are ideal for law enforcement personnel, cybersecurity professionals, or anyone interested in the cybersecurity field.
Convenient class offerings, in-classroom, online, hybrid, allowing students to balance their coursework with their life demands.
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.
We accept international applications for our online only graduate certificates:
International admissions must include the following:
The graduate certificate programs do not accept any transfer of credits.
Credit for Prior Learning or Life Experience:
The graduate certificate programs do not offer any prior learning credits from life and/or work experience.
Testing Out Policy:
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:
Please visit MSU-Denver Graduate Financial Aid for more information.
All MSU-Denver courses in the graduate certificate programs may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree program at MSU-Denver.
Time Limit on Completion of Certificates:
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.