Admission and Program Requirements

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Apply to this program through a central application. Review the sections below before you begin.

Entrance criteria

Candidates for the certificate program must be admitted to the University as a graduate student. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and meet minimum admission criteria for the Master of Business Administration program. All course work must be approved by the COB Graduate Program Director.

Required courses (12 hrs)

Choose any 3 of the following after ITC 660 Foundations of Cybersecurity:

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ITC 660 Foundations of Cybersecurity 3 hrs
ITC 663 Telecommunications and Network Security 3 hrs

ITC 664

Ethical Hacking and and Incident Response

3 hrs

ITC 762

I.T. Legal Issues in Cybersecurity  3 hrs

ITC 765

Computer Forensics

3 hrs
ITC 766 Web Application Security 3 hrs
ITC 767 Management of Information Security 3 hrs
ITC 797* Independent Study - Information Technology and Cybersecurity 3 hrs

* Requires permission of the Department Head

GPA requirement

Attain a grade point average of at least 3.00 on all graduate work utilized in the certificate program that includes Missouri State University and transfer courses.