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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Leadership


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

CPST 6501 IT Project Management 3
CSMT 7050 Leadership and Management Principles for Cybersecurity Professionals 3
CPST 7150 The Business of Information Technology 3
CSMT 7900 Security and Cyber Threats for IT Management 3
  Total 12