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Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Secure Your Future

A graduate certificate in Cybersecurity offers the opportunity to enhance your professional career by studying those aspects of Cybersecurity that may enrich your existing skills or to just explore a fascinating discipline. With a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity, you will increase your potential for employment or acceptance to graduate programs.

Recent cyber attacks have highlighted the need for increased cybersecurity education and training of the existing workforce and preparing a new generation of cybersecurity workers ready for securing our cyberspace from intruders and attackers.

Experienced Faculty

We have highly qualified and dedicated faculty members who have extensive experiences in research and/or industry. Eight of them received specialized information security training through the SANS Institute. In addition, seven faculty hold highly regarded cybersecurity certificates such as GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), Certified Web Applications Penetration Tester (GWAPT), Certified Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), Certified Secure Java Developer (GSSP-Java), Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN), Certified Python Coder (GPYC), Certified Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA), Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC), Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), and Cloud Security Automation (GCSA). 

View Faculty Profiles

Get involved!

Explore Cybersecurity outside the classroom by joining a Cybersecurity student organization. These include:

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, an honor society for Computing and Information disciplines
  • A student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery
  • A hacking club

By participating in these organizations, you will learn from guest speakers, attend regional and national conferences, and participate in state and/or national Cybersecurity competitions.


Mahmoud Yousef, Ph.D.
Professor and Assistant Chair
WCM 217
Tel: (660) 543-8892
Fax: (660) 543-8013


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