You’re on your way to excelling as a cyber security professional, and we couldn’t be more excited to be part of your journey. We know the level of thought that goes into deciding to advance your education, which is why we’d like to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about our online cyber security certificate program.
Being transparent about the details is our way of ensuring you feel confident in your role as a student at the University of North Dakota and can take that confidence into the field as a cyber security professional.
The questions and answers you see here will get the conversation started, but please contact your enrollment advisor to continue learning about our online cyber security graduate certificates. We’re here to support you, now through graduation.
No, our program is open to cyber security professionals looking to upskill, as well as career changers who aspire to transition into the field. However, coursework does require students entering the program to have a basic understanding of computer programming and mathematical principles.
If you don’t have this background, you can still earn your certificate by first completing up to two foundation courses: Analytical Foundations of Cyber Security and/or Computing Foundations of Cyber Security.
Your enrollment advisor can help you determine whether you meet these prerequisites.
The online cyber security certificates are $865.61 per credit. With nine credits needed to earn a certificate, the total tuition cost is $7,790.49. Take a look at our admissions page for additional fees that may apply. Use our Tuition Calculator to estimate your tuition and fees.