Jun 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership


The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership aims to provide technology leaders with a deep understanding of cyber security's impact on digital life and to empower cybersecurity leaders with tools for safer and more productive working environments. Students will acquire a global perspective on cybersecurity and information security topics. The integrated learning experience will allow students to advance in your professional area, and cooperate with others with diverse backgrounds from technology, business, and law enforcement.

The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership is a stackable program. Graduate credits earned in this certificate program may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.

Admission to the Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership:

To be admitted to the Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership, candidates must:

  • Submit graduate application and application fee.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university regionally A minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0 (cumulative) on a scale of 4.0 is required.
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended (transcripts from MSU-Denver are not required). Institutions may also send official electronic transcripts to gradtranscripts@msudenver.edu.
  • Submit a resume.

Application Deadline:

Please refer to the CYBM program website @ https://www.msudenver.edu/cjc/academics/graduateprogram/ for the current application deadline.

Transfer Students:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership does not accept any transfer of credits.

Credit for Prior Learning or Life Experience:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership does not offer any prior learning credits from life and/or work experience.

Testing Out Policy:

The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program does not provide an option to test out of any coursework.

Readmission Policy:

Students not enrolled for three (3) consecutive semesters, including summer, must reapply to the University. Students requesting readmission must be in good academic standing and must submit their application for readmission to the certificate program in which they have been enrolled.

The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership students who are eligible for readmission should submit the following materials:

  • Students who are readmitted into the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program will be held to the policies and curriculum of the later term in which they officially restart the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program. 
  • An approved readmit application is valid for one academic year (including summer) from the readmit semester. 
  • Students who are not in good academic standing are not eligible for the readmit application process and must fully apply to the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program.

Financial Aid:

Please visit MSU-Denver Graduate Financial Aids @  https://msudenver.edu/financialaid/graduate/ for more information.

Certificate Completion:

Graduate Certificate Course Registration Eligibility

Only students who are formally accepted into the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program may register for any graduate certificate courses.

GPA Requirements:

  • Students in the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program must complete the certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No grade lower than a "C" will count toward the certificate. Students receiving a "D" or below will be required to repeat the course.

Duplicative Coursework:

All MSU-Denver courses in the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership courses may count toward the M.S. in Cybersecurity degree at MSU-Denver.

Time Limit on Completion of Certificate:

Students must complete the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership program within six calendar years from the term they initially enroll. Students should check the program website @ https://www.msudenver.edu/cjc/academics/graduateprogram/ and specific program section of the catalog to determine specific certificate requirements.