Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Information Assurance Management Business and Information Technology

About the Certificate

Acquire the knowledge and experience in cybersecurity and risk management to protect data and infrastructures when you earn a graduate certificate in Cyber Security and Information Assurance Management. 

This graduate certificate program will focus on the technologies and methods used to ensure the protection of information systems, as well as the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of information. These topics and skills are priorities in the business world and are critical to the well-being and success of all organizations.

This graduate certificate program is open to all individuals holding a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in areas such as business, computer science, social sciences, sciences, technology, engineering, or related disciplines.

Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.

The certificate program consists of four courses. The core courses will be offered at least once per year, so that you can complete the program in a timely manner.  In order to receive a graduate certificate, you must earn a cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0 in the four certificate courses taken.

If you successfully complete the graduate certificate program, you will, upon application, be admitted to the Master of Business Administration or to the Master of Science in Information Science and Technology. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the program will count toward master's degree program.

Once admitted to the certificate program, you will have three years to complete the certificate, as long as you maintain a B average in the courses taken.

Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts

Online Application

  • When you start a new application, select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select the certificate program.
  • Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
  • Statement of purpose should be 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. 
  • Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. 

  • Upload your transcripts on the online application under your "Institutional Data." If you previously attended S&T, you must upload your transcript. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS. How to Request Unofficial Transcripts (pdf)  
  • PDF scans are preferred.
  • The university requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester.
  • In order for a transcript to be counted as official it must be sent directly from the school to S&T, it cannot come from a student. 

Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409

 

Pathway to a Master's Degree

Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.


Related Degrees

This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:

*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.

Questions?

Contact Us

Global Learning
Distance Education

G8 Norwood Hall 
320 W. 12th St. 
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-6591
Fax: 573-202-2396 
Email: global@mst.edu

Business and Information
Science and Technology

Tracy Zou
Business and Information Science and Technology
101 Fulton Hall
301 W. 14th St.
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-4776
Email: tracyzou@mst.edu
Web: bit.mst.edu