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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Defense

SoPA’s 100% online graduate certificate in Cyber Leadership allows you to gain specialized knowledge of cybersecurity management and leadership. It is designed for those with a background in information technology or cybersecurity who want to position themselves as industry leaders and will help you gain knowledge and skills for positions such as cybersecurity team leader, director of cybersecurity systems, and cybersecurity division manager. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cybersecurity jobs will increase 26 percent by the year 2022. All credits earned in pursuing this graduate-level “stackable” cybersecurity certificate may be applied to SoPA’s Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management. To earn an MPS in Cybersecurity Management, students complete course work in two graduate Cybersecurity certificate programs, plus three additional required core courses, for a total of 11 courses. If you would like to pursue an MPS degree and apply your certificate towards the degree completion, please contact the Program Director for next steps. The process is simple and can be completed without reapplying.

Certificate Requirements

CSMT 7300 Data and Database Security 3
CSMT 7700 Cyber Network and Telecommunications Security 3
CSMT 7750 Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security 3
CSMT 7870 Cyber Incident Response and Forensics 3
  Total 12