Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 12
    Credits
  • $365.00
    In-State
  • $615.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge to manage information-related risks by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability and non-repudiation of data.

Cybersecurity is an emerging, rapidly expanding science that addresses problems in the fundamental understanding of the design, development, implementation, and life-cycle support of secure information systems.  

Students of this program gain skills to:

  • Analyze a problem, identify and define the security requirements appropriate to its solution and implement the requirements.
  • Create an effective presentation for a range of audiences that explains the problem, security issues and requirements and presents a solution.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal in a professional, ethical, legal and responsible manner.

Credits earned from this program can be applied to the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree.

Career Outlook: The need for secure information systems has become a paramount concern as the computer-enabled, Internet-connected, digital-based global society of the 21st century emerges. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer and information technology occupations is growing at a rate of 11%, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the GRE

  4. A written personal statement

  5. 1 letters of recommendation

  6. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  7. Resume

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete the online application.

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Depending on the student's experience, they may be required to take the following prerequisite courses:

  • CSCI 2240 Introduction to C Programming or CYBR 2250 Low-Level Programming
  • CSCI 3550 Communication Networks or ISQA 3400 Information Technology Infrastructure
  • CYBR 3350 Security Administration - Linux or CYBR 3370 Security Administration - Windows

Students will also take two additional classes from the Cyber Operations concentration of the Cybersecurity, MS

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IASC 4360Foundations of Information Assurance3
Contemporary issues in computer security, including sources for computer security threats and appropriate reactions; basic encryption and decryption; secure encryption systems; program security, trusted operating systems; database security, network and distributed systems security, administering security; legal and ethical issues. Prereq: CSCI 3320/8325.(Cross-listed with CSCI 8366.)

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IASC 4360Foundations of Information Assurance3
Contemporary issues in computer security, including sources for computer security threats and appropriate reactions; basic encryption and decryption; secure encryption systems; program security, trusted operating systems; database security, network and distributed systems security, administering security; legal and ethical issues. Prereq: CSCI 3320/8325.(Cross-listed with CSCI 8366.)

Other Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IASC 4360Foundations of Information Assurance3
Contemporary issues in computer security, including sources for computer security threats and appropriate reactions; basic encryption and decryption; secure encryption systems; program security, trusted operating systems; database security, network and distributed systems security, administering security; legal and ethical issues. Prereq: CSCI 3320/8325.(Cross-listed with CSCI 8366.)

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$365.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$365.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1095.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1095.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$615.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$615.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1845.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1845.00
About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 01
  • Spring SemesterDec 01
  • Summer SemesterApr 01