Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management online

Defend your organization from a wide range of cybersecurity threats when you develop your expertise in risk assessment, analysis, response and mitigation methodologies.

Apply by: 10/5/22
Start Class: 10/16/22

Program Overview

Take a look at our online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management

$4,936.50* Total Tuition
As few as 6-10 months Program Duration
9 Credit Hours

Prepare to manage data security systems and IT professionals with an online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management from Murray State University. Help keep your organization safe when you boost your ability to organize secure data networks, monitor malicious intrusions and protect business information technology systems.

With our innovative and 100 percent online curriculum, you can expand your skillset while continuing to pursue your career goals as a full-time professional. Strengthen your understanding of the relationship between threat, vulnerability, impact and risk for information safety; risk assessment, analysis, response and other cybersecurity methodologies; quantitative and qualitative systems for measuring and tracking threats; and best practices for risk management frameworks.

This online cybersecurity graduate certificate is designed especially for working professionals. To help you with background business courses, Murray State offers free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. No matter your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

The Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University has been continuously accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) since 1981.

Additional benefits of our online graduate certificates in business:

  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.
  • Our students consistently score above average on ETS® Major Field Tests, reflecting preparedness and confidence in impacting businesses after graduation.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to your success both in the program and in the workforce, providing personal attention, advisement and support.
  • You will have access to the resources within the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurial Development, which offers workshops, training and consulting services, and more for small-business owners in western Kentucky.

This program will prepare you for careers in cybersecurity risk management such as:

  • Cybersecurity Risk Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Risk Manager
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer (accompanied with an MBA)
  • Cybersecurity Risk Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Risk Manager
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer (accompanied with an MBA)

Graduates of this certificate program will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between threat, vulnerability, impact and risk for information technology in the enterprise
  • Apply situationally appropriate risk assessment, risk analysis, risk response and risk mitigation methodologies
  • Describe the relationship between threat, vulnerability, impact and risk for information technology in the enterprise
  • Apply situationally appropriate risk assessment, risk analysis, risk response and risk mitigation methodologies
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Also available

Murray State University offers a variety of online graduate certificates in business. Check out all of our graduate certificate online programs.

Tuition

Competitive tuition prices for top-tier education

Murray State University offers you the opportunity to earn an online certificate with affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition that includes fees.

Tuition breakdown:

$548.50 Per Credit Hour
$4,936.50* Total Tuition
Program Per Course Per Program
Grad Cert – Cybersecurity $548.50 $1,645.50 $4,936.50*

*The tuition rate is subject to annual changes based on approval by the Murray State University Board of Regents and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Calendar

Don’t forget these important dates and deadlines

Murray State University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/5/22 Next Application Deadline
10/16/22 Start Classes
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument & Financial Aid DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Fall 210/16/2210/5/2210/7/2210/11/2210/13/2212/4/227 weeks
Spring 11/18/231/9/231/11/231/12/231/13/233/5/237 weeks
Spring 23/8/232/28/233/2/233/3/233/6/234/30/237 weeks
Summer 15/15/235/5/235/9/235/10/235/11/236/24/236 weeks
Summer 26/25/236/18/236/20/236/21/236/22/238/4/236 weeks
Fall 18/15/238/6/238/8/238/10/238/11/239/30/237 weeks
Fall 210/11/2310/2/2310/3/2310/8/2310/9/2311/29/237 weeks
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Murray State?

Admissions

Review the admission requirements for your online cybersecurity certificate

At Murray State University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management, including where to send your transcripts.

The requirements include:

Online application accepted on a rolling basis
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended

For admission, you must meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field or doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution OR
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with:
    • 3.0 GPA and two years of full-time relevant work experience
    • 2.5 – 2.99 GPA and four years of full-time relevant work experience

Applicants who do not meet the above GPA or work experience requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the admission committee and may be required to submit additional documentation including a GMAT score.

Note: Work experience requirement is waived for students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 and above.

Official transcripts, test scores and other documents should be sent from issuing institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Graduate Admissions
Murray State University
B2 Sparks Hall
Murray, KY 42071

Questions? Call 866-906-0541.

Courses

What you’ll learn for your online cybersecurity certificate

For the Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate online, you must complete nine credit hours of core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of data communication, network infrastructure, transmission technologies, and hardware/software components that support modern business communications. Designed to provide students with the technical foundation to manage and secure contemporary data networks.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of modern computer, network, and information system security. This course provides an overview of security challenges and mitigation controls in the information system environment. Topics include network intrusion prevention and detection, incident response, malicious software (malware), public key encryption, message authentication, and privacy issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Information security risk management is the application of risk management techniques to business information technology systems to reduce the risk, threats, and vulnerabilities. Using an industry standard risk management framework, conduct an information technology risk assessment using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, develop risk management policies and reports, create risk management mitigation plan, and define risk management mitigation security measurements and baselining.

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