Why ODU for Cybersecurity?

This online certificate program is designed to train professionals working in computer science and related fields the additional skills needed to manage and secure cyber data.

You can complete this certificate in as little as one year by taking two courses in spring semester and two courses in fall semester. These courses can also apply toward ODU's Master of Science in Computer Science.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours:
    • CS 562 - Cybersecurity Fundamentals
    • CS 563 - Cryptography for Cybersecurity
    • CS 564 - Networked Systems Security
    • CS 565 - Information Assurance

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Cybersecurity

Credentials in cybersecurity can help you in positions like the ones below.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To apply for this certificate program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution with a computer science-related major. You'll need to be accepted into ODU as a non-degree graduate student before applying to the certificate program.

If you decide to pursue a Master of Science in Computer Science at ODU and are admitted into that program, courses from this certificate may also apply towards that degree.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.