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Certificate in Information Security

Geared for professionals looking for advanced knowledge in information security, this certificate program prepares you to become an expert in determining the costs and benefits of security operations and investments. Develop security policies and procedures that protect organizations from internal and external information security incidents and threats and learn to lead the planning and management efforts of safeguarding information and ensuring continuity of operations.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Online

 
Admission
No GRE or GMAT

 
Duration
As few as 6 months

 
Duration
As few as 12 months

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Enhance physical, personnel, and information security

Secure a network and services

Create business continuity plans

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Information Security requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.

4 Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

SMGT 4200 Integrated Security Systems
SMGT 4250 Threats in Information Security
SMGT 4450
Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management
SMGT 4500 Human Factors in Security

Graduate Certificate in Information Security requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

SMGT 4200 Integrated Security Systems
SMGT 4250 Threats in Information Security
SMGT 4450
Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management
SMGT 4500 Human Factors in Security
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Security Management program include:

SMGT 4150 Risk Management
SMGT 4300 Security Administration
SMGT 4400 Emergency Planning

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Security Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master’s degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Security Management with a concentration in Information Security.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Information Security

Employment for information security analysts is expected to grow at a rate of 33% through 2030 – much faster than the average — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Industries with the most need include finance, government, and healthcare.

U.S. News and World Report ranked information security analyst #2 on their “Best Technology Jobs” list due to factors such as salary and job growth..


Job Titles

Information Systems Administrator
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Analyst
Network Security Analyst
Network Administrator
Network Architect
Information Technology Specialist
 

 

 

 

Information Security Analysts Salary: National Average

$76,133

(Glassdoor)

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Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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