Advance your knowledge in cybersecurity without committing to a full master’s degree.

A graduate certificate can open the doors to advancement in your field by giving you a new or advanced skill set. Some certificates can even cover continuing education requirements for certain fields.

Cybersecurity is already a multi-billion-dollar industry and will continue to generate career opportunities in the years to come. Your courses cover cloud and security helping you win the tech game. If you choose to pursue a full master’s degree, your certificate courses will count towards a M.S. in cybersecurity.


The certificate in cybersecurity educates students on intrusion detection systems, application and network attacks, security architectures, design principles and standards, risk assessment and management, and moving target defense.

Cybersecurity Certificate (12 hours)

Required Courses

  • CS500 Fundamentals of Programming (3)
  • CS503 Fundamentals of Computing (3)
  • CY501 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3)
  • CY520 Information Security in Systems Administration (3)

Harrison College of Business & Computing

This program is housed in the Harrison College of Business and Computing. The College prepares students for the global marketplace. Alumni work for some of the world’s largest corporations to some of today’s most innovative startups. The focus is on creating and innovating, data and trends, supported by faculty mentors who themselves are leaders in business and computing.

Accreditations and Designations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Computing Accreditation Commission logo
  • National Security Agency logo
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo
  • official Centers of academic excellence in cybersecurity community logo

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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Graduate Coordinators

Graduate coordinators serve as the contact for graduate programs. The coordinators are most often faculty within the college which houses the program, helping you to get questions answered and first-hand knowledge of the degree requirements and placement opportunities.

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