Applied Cyber Security, Graduate Certificate

This certificate offers courses in key elements of cyber security. It is designed for professionals who work for, or in support of, U.S. federal agencies, and provides post-bachelor’s academic preparation for students who may not wish to complete a full master’s degree program, as well as for master’s graduates who wish to take the topic-specific courses that the certificate provides.

Graduate certificates may be pursued independently or in conjunction with a graduate degree program.

A bachelor's degree is required for admission to the program.

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)

The graduate certificate may be pursued on a full or part-time basis

Choose four of the following five courses:

  • AIT 670 - Best Practices Managing Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing (3 credits)
  • AIT 671 - Information System Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (3 credits)
  • AIT 672 - Identity Management for Federal IT (3 credits)
  • AIT 673 - Cyber Incident Handling and Response (3 credits)
  • AIT 701 - Cyber Security: Emerging Threats and Countermeasures (3 credits)



Students who enroll in a certificate program will receive state-of-the art scientific and practical information in cutting-edge areas. All courses are taught by our distinguished faculty with years of experience in their respective fields or research and practice. As graduate student at Mason you will have access to the vast resources of our library and the open lab facilities in the Volgenau School.

Graduate certificates may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

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