Why should I study cybersecurity?

The world's dependence on computers and information systems continues to deepen, creating a growing but increasingly competitive market for information technology professionals — especially those in the field of cybersecurity. Prepare yourself to take your place on the front lines of the fight to keep sensitive and private data safe.

Is the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity right for me?

This certificate program is geared toward adults who have a bachelor’s degree, are already in the workforce and are seeking a management-level position in the cybersecurity field. Through this graduate degree certificate, you will obtain high-level expertise that you can immediately apply to your career in the information assurance field.

What will I learn in Regis’ Cybersecurity Certificate program?

Through this graduate degree certificate, you will obtain high-level expertise that you can immediately apply to your career in the information assurance field. You will study subjects like computer and network forensics, enterprise assurance, and securing and protecting systems, applications and data. If you decide to pursue a cybersecurity master’s degree, many of the credits earned with your cybersecurity certificate are transferrable.

Not only with Regis’ program better prepare you for the field, it will also provide foundational knowledge that will help students when they embark on further preparation for information assurance industry exams including:

  • (ISC)2
  • Cisco
  • ISCA
  • Electronic Commerce Council

Is Regis’ Cybersecurity Certificate accredited?

Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

What class formats are available?

Certificate can be obtained on campus, online or a combination of both. The 12 credit hours (four classes) needed to obtain the certificate can be completed in less than one year.

When do classes start?

Courses are offered in 8-week terms that begin in:

- January
- March
- May
- July
- August
- October

Our graduate certificate in cybersecurity can be earned in less than one year either online, on campus, or a combination of both. You will need to complete four classes (12 credit hours) from the list of courses below.


Course Requirements (12 credit hours)
Choose four classes from the following options:

MSIA 672 
Managing a Secure Enterprise 
MSIA 675 Offensive Cyber Security
MSIA 680 Computer Forensics
MSIA 682  Network Forensics
MSIA 683  Advanced Forensics
MSIA 685  Malware Analysis and Reponse
Total Certificate Requirements = 12 credit hours

Take the next step in your Regis experience.

A candidate for one of the academic certificate programs must possess the prerequisite skills for entry into one of the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CC&IS) programs and the specific prerequisite skills/knowledge identified in each certificate program. Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor’s degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required. Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.

Regis University’s graduate academic certificates are designed for students who seek new career opportunities, are looking to enhance their work-related knowledge and skills and to advance themselves educationally. The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CC&IS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements.


  • Complete the online certificate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download a transcript request form.
  • Submit electronic transcripts to
  • Submit mailed transcripts to:
    Regis University
    Academic Records
    3333 Regis Blvd. A-8
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Admissions essay. Instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application.
  • Current resume

Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.


All completed applications for admissions will be reviewed. A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicant who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.

It is recommended that applications are submitted one month in advance of desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. Completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

Your application file, including all required documents, must be completed to be considered for admission. Keep in mind that classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.


All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date. It takes longer to process international applications. Visit the academic calendar.

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for this program.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year for the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program.