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Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Cybersecurity program from Pennsylvania State University prepares students for careers in a number of information security fields, including intel analysis, information assurance engineering, catastrophe risk analysis, computer systems security analysis, and information security/digital forensics. The curriculum focuses on:

  • The common body of knowledge in information cybersecurity and assurance
  • The core technologies used in making a networked information system secure and assured
  • How to build information systems with assurances and the role of penetration testing in delivering these assurances
  • An interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the security and assurance of modern information systems
  • Penetration testing to identify and explore the essential vulnerability of a system


  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • 2.75 undergraduate grade-point average (GPA), either overall or of the last 60 credits
  • One reference
  • Résumé

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education