Graduate Certificate in Ethical Hacking
Dakota State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Ethical Hacking provides practical, hands-on training that can be useful in any field requiring information assurance. Students in this graduate program from Dakota State University will learn ways to detect flaws in security systems before hackers do to keep information secure.  

This nine-credit information security program includes studies of web and network hacking, managing security risks, and more. Courses discuss common security tools, comparing and contrasting their features and purposes. 

The curriculum is made up of the following classes:

  • Software Exploitation
  • Computer Forensics
  • Offensive Security

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Dakota State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering