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Online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology

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Program Benefits

  • Apply Graduate Certificate Credits to an MS in Cybersecurity Degree
  • Course Topics Include Data Privacy, Ethical Hacking, and Network Security
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required

Offer Protection on the Back End

From the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Technology from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll develop the skills to introduce and maintain network protections for organizations across an array of industries. As a result, you'll engage with and understand more deeply the central tenets of providing effective cybersecurity infrastructure planning.

Learn How to Protect Digital Assets

In the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology, you'll gain the knowledge base to reinforce organizations' networks with practical, comprehensive security strategies. From faculty with real-world experience in the field, you'll engage with topics that include intrusion detection, incident response, and network security as you prepare to enter the field.

Additionally, the online certificate program is designed to help you understand the ins and outs of developing and sustaining an effective security policy. Ultimately, the program will equip you with the skills to protect information resources, identify security vulnerabilities, and plan for potential cyberattacks on networks.

Enhance Your Education with Saint Mary's Accelerators

Saint Mary's offers a selection of graduate certificate programs designed to accelerate your degree and help you achieve your goals faster. Customize your education and get a glimpse of graduate coursework by stacking Saint Mary's Accelerators, each of which requires the completion of 12–15 credits and adds only six additional credits to your degree program. Complete extra credentials and gain a competitive edge for your field while saving time and money.

Additionally, several certificate programs also offer Credly badging for each course. These badges serve as a graphic representation of the skills you gained by completing a specific course or graduate certificate program. They can be displayed on social media platforms like LinkedIn and your CV and resume to visually showcase your specific leadership knowledge and skills to current and potential employers, credentialing programs, and admissions offices.

One of the hallmarks of our “accelerators” is that they are stackable into or onto full degree programs. Students can pursue a graduate certificate and then decide to continue into a full degree program in the same or a different discipline.

-Michelle Wieser, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business and Technology

To learn more about Saint Mary's graduate certificates check out this interview with Michelle Wieser.


The coursework in the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Technology is structured to accommodate students who want a more nuanced introduction to the hard technology skills necessary for success in the field. As a result, you will cover topics that include data privacy, ethical hacking, and network security to give you a more real-world understanding of your responsibilities in the industry. 

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.

Certificate Courses

For more information about the online Cybersecurity Technology graduate certificate, contact us or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor.


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