Keep Your Organization Safe from Cyber Threats

The Mount’s post-baccalaureate certificate in risk management and cybersecurity was designed with working professionals in mind – especially those without advanced technology experience.

You’ll begin your program by gaining an understanding of the integration between computer architecture, operating systems and application programs, along with network concepts, foundations of the internet and risks associated with connectivity.

Mount professors will discuss practical topics such as keeping individual computers safe while online and ensuring email is secure. Courses will also cover Risk Management Framework elements, how to keep networked computer systems safe and topics such as DNS servers, secure network configuration and disaster and backup recovery.

And with our accelerated course delivery you’ll complete the certificate with a capstone project that demonstrates the skills and tools you’ve learned as it applies to your career in as quickly as one year.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Risk Management and Cybersecurity for a Digital World
  • Technology Risk and Security for the Individual
  • Technology Risk and Security for Networked Computers
  • Risk Management and Cybersecurity Capstone
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Format & Details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • Finish in as few as 8 months. Four courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year-round enrollment.
  • Attend convenient classes. Certificate courses are offered in a hybrid format, meaning some classes are in-person and others you may be online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.

Affordability

$8,040
Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 12 credits (4 classes, 3-credits each) at $670 per credit
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates which go into effect July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Classes begin: January, August
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to the start of the first course

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience.

Application Materials:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
Send application materials to:

Graduate Science Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions? Contact frederickadmissions@msmary.edu

Apply Here

Format & Details

Format & Details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • Finish in as few as 8 months. Four courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year-round enrollment.
  • Attend convenient classes. Certificate courses are offered in a hybrid format, meaning some classes are in-person and others you may be online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
Affordability

Affordability

$8,040
Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 12 credits (4 classes, 3-credits each) at $670 per credit
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates which go into effect July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Classes begin: January, August
Admissions: Rolling
Priority Application Deadline: 6 weeks prior to the start of the first course

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or
    • Five full years of relevant work experience.

Application Materials:

  • Free online application
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
Send application materials to:

Graduate Science Programs
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Questions? Contact frederickadmissions@msmary.edu

Apply Here

By the Numbers

Growing Need for Cybersecurity Expertise

  • 92% of malware is delivered by email.
  • The average ransomware attack costs a company $5 million.
  • 69% of companies see compliance mandates driving spending.
  • 88% companies spent more than $1 million on preparing for the GDPR

Source: CSO online from IDG