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Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 24
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

Cybersecurity is defined as the activity or process, ability or capability, or state whereby information and communications systems and their contents are protected from and/or defended against damage, unauthorized use or modification, or exploitation. Metropolitan State's Cybersecurity certificate is a 24 semester credit program primarily intended for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to reshape their skills and knowledge in the field of cybersecurity. Students without a bachelor's degree in any field are not eligible for pursuing this certificate. The certificate consists of course work designed to develop analytical and problem-solving skills and provide students with both the theoretical and technical backgrounds along with the necessary practical experiences to secure challenging jobs in the field of cybersecurity.

The major goal of the certificate is to prepare students with the necessary skills to enter into the cybersecurity workforce by demonstrating an in-depth understanding of contemporary technological and societal issues related to cybersecurity and to be able to contribute to the community at large in a responsible and ethical manner.

Metropolitan State University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CAE-CD institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role in securing our Nation�s information systems.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email: gateway@metrostate.edu

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