Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

About: 

UMass Lowell's online Graduate Certificate Program in Cybersecurity consists of four graduate online courses in network security, digital forensics, network infrastructures, and secure mobile networks. Offered by UMass Lowell's Computer Science Department, this program differs from traditional graduate computer science courses in its focus on application-specific details, case studies and the operational framework required by today's IT professionals.

Individuals interested in advancing their knowledge of network threats, data encryption, wireless network security, data authentication, data recovery and forensics, network architecture, and emerging network technologies will benefit from this program.

This program is particularly appropriate for Systems Administrators, Network Managers, and other IT professionals who have an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems or related majors. Applicants should be familiar with C Programming and have a math background that includes at least Pre-Calculus Math, Statistics and a first course in Discrete Structures. Other than these general certificate program requirements, the certificate program courses do not have specific prerequisites and may be taken in any order.

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Tuition/Fees: 

 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $590
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application Fee $50
Total for Course** $1,800 ($590 x 3 credits = $1,770 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Admissions: 

While this certificate program is designed to be readily accessible to students who have completed a four-year program in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Systems, we understand that the IT community includes many individuals who have completed degrees in other majors and have made career adjustments to the field. To accommodate the community at large, our specific certificate program admission requirements are:

  • A transcript showing proof of completion of an undergraduate BS or BA degree from an accredited institution
  • Mathematical experience to include a minimum of one semester of Pre-calculus, one semester of Discrete Mathematics and one semester of Statistics, or the equivalent experience
  • C Programming proficiency, to include a minimum of one class of C Programming and one class of data structures, or the equivalent experience

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit uml.edu/grad.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or email financialaidquestions@uml.edu to determine eligibility.

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Contact: 
UMass Lowell Advising Center
Phone: 
800-480-3190
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
12
Tuition Per Credit: 
$590
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Business Management
Computing and Information Technology