Cyberspecialist Certificate

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.

    Format

    Fully online

    Schedule

    Asynchronous online

    Credits Required

    9

    Time Commitment

    1 - 2 years

    Cost

    2022-2023
    $1,049/credit

    Fees

    2022-2023
    $175/semester

    Ways to Save

    15% discount for first responders

    15% discount for active duty military or veterans

    Apply By

    August 15 for Fall

    January 1 for Spring

    May 15 for Summer

    The Cyberspecialist certificate program is taught fully online and can be stacked with our Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics certificates, along with a thesis project, to earn the M.S. in Cybersecurity

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    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.