Cyberspecialist

This certificate allows individuals with a technical background to expand their cybersecurity skillset with technical coursework in the program. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in order to be eligible for Graduate Certificate Admission.

Required Courses

Click to Open
SEC615Intrusion Detection: Firewalling and Defense
SEC620Malware Analysis and Malicious Software
SEC625Pen Testing and Incident Response

Upcoming Events

Click to Open

The Office of Graduate Admission hosts Open Houses and Virtual Information Sessions throughout the year. 

View our upcoming events for the most current opportunities to hear about the Cyberspecialist Graduate Certificate.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Cyberspecialist Graduate Certificate program, applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. To apply, submit the following:

  1. Completed online application form accompanied by the $50 application fee
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  3. Letter of Intent (two double-spaced pages maximum) describing your interest in the program, relevant past experiences, and career goals
  4. Official BCI or equivalent background check conducted in your home state.

Where appropriate, documents should be submitted online through the applicant portal or via email to gradadmit@rwu.edu. Any official documents that must be mailed (i.e. transcripts) should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

Have questions about the application process? Visit the How to Apply page from the Office of Graduate Admission.