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Cybersecurity

Graduate Certificate

Defend the front lines of cybersecurity.

Cyberattacks are an inevitable part of the modern world — luckily, we know how to handle them. Our students learn from our professional faculty, gain firsthand experience and become experts in cybersecurity and information assurance with our Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. If you are interested in developing your cybersecurity skills, there is never been a better time. Businesses are investing billions of dollars in information technology, meaning cybersecurity experts are more employable and in demand than ever before.

Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community | CAE

You will gain useful cybersecurity and information assurance skills, including network and computer forensics, offensive cybersecurity, and malware analysis and response. Regis is also designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In 2018, Regis received a U.S. government grant of nearly $1 million to focus on cybersecurity and develop an innovative curriculum that has since been applied across the country.

Student outcomes include:

  • Analyze real-world cyber security issues and how to apply best practices of cyber security incident response to help identify potential solutions.
  • Recognize the design, implementation, and evaluation of basic and practical computer and network forensics skills that are used in today’s cyber security industry.
  • Apply cyber security principles and practices to understand the practical aspects of enterprise and physical security, disaster-recovery planning, and business continuity planning.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
6-12 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

Program Details

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Bob Bowles

"When I started at Regis, I only had a GED . . . my degrees from Regis opened more doors for me than I could have ever imagined"

Name: Robert Bowles
Title: Director, Center for Information Assurance Studies
Hometown: Conway, SC

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By the Numbers

464420
Total cybersecurity job openings in the U.S.*
$103590
Median pay for information security analysts**
31%
Projected cybersecurity job growth through 2029**

*CyberSeek, cyberseek.org/heatmap.html
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm

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MSIA 680: Computer Forensics

Explore computer forensics encompassing a variety of legal and technical challenges through hands-on and theoretical experiences with technology, techniques and legal policy during the investigation of computer components.

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MSIA 682: Network Forensics

Examine forensic analysis of networks utilizing unique and sophisticated sets of tools, techniques and legal policies, covering established concepts, methodology and tools to enhance the performance of network forensics.

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MSIA 685: Malware Analysis and Response

Learn to analyze malicious programs, webpages and documents to identify other indications of infection and block further damage to the targeted company or assets.

To apply to the Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts from a regionally accredited university
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience or a bachelor's degree in a relevant computer science field
  • Resume
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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $896 per credit hour
Total program credits: 12
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity program is offered by the Computer and Cyber Sciences Department in the Anderson College of Business and Computing.