Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity

ONLINE AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

 

Program Overview

Problem-solving, innovation, transformation and creativity. The field of cybersecurity involves much more than programming—it engages and challenges a multitude of skill sets and is only limited by your imagination. Virtually every industry relies on computing, including security, providing a nearly endless amount of opportunities for talented individuals.

The online Cybersecurity certificate program provides top-notch instruction to ensure students are prepared for career success upon completion. If you want to be involved in this ever-changing and challenging field, Mines can help you make it happen.

growth

16% projected job growth
 (computer science)
2018-2028

 

salary potential

$81,056 average
starting salary
(CS master’s)

job growth

32% projected job
growth (cybersecurity)
2018-2028

 

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Undergraduate-level knowledge on data structures, computer organization, algorithms, and operating systems
  • Undergraduate-level knowledge on statistics and discrete mathematics
  • Undergraduate-level skills on the Linux operating system and shell scripts
  • Undergraduate-level programming skills in languages such as C, C++, Python, Java, JavaScript and HTML/CSS
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • CV

Graduate Certificate 

  • CSCI 560 – Fundamentals of Computer Networks  
  • CSCI 574 – Theory of Cryptography 
  • CSCI 585 – Information Security and Privacy  
  • CSCI 587 – Cyber Physical Systems Security 

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

 

Career Outcomes

Cybersecurity

  • Security analyst
  • Security engineering
  • Cryptographer
  • Security architect
  • Security software developer

Online Student Resources

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Certificate

  • Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems

 

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Demonna Wade

“Studying computer science at Mines has given me the flexibility to work in any career field, as well as any location.”

Computer Science Student