As technology becomes more advanced and readily available, there is an increase for trained cyber security professionals.
Penn State Great Valley's Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention graduate certificate prepares students to understand the diverse and global cyberattacks, cyber laws and regulations, vulnerabilities, threats, and surveillance systems, while gaining certain fundamental skills to plan, prevent, protect, detect, analyze, respond, mitigate, and recover from threats and attacks in a sophisticated and large-scale basis.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The successful applicant will possess a degree in science or engineering or a closely aligned field and is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
Current Penn State Great Valley graduate students in all programs are also welcome to apply and enroll in this certificate.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Certificate Courses
Summer 2021 Course Offerings
Students interested in enrolling in summer courses may choose from the online courses listed below. Note that these courses are 14-week online courses delivered asynchronously via Penn State World Campus. The classes below will start on Monday, May 10, and end on Sunday, August 15, unless otherwise noted.
- DAAN 871, Section 001 - Data Visualization
- INSC 561, Section 002 - Web Security & Privacy
- IST 454, Section 201 only - Computer and Cyber Forensics (*Dates: 5/17 to 8/11)
- IST 554, Section 001 - Network Management and Security (*Dates: 5/17 to 8/11)
- IST 820, Section 001 - Cybersecurity Analytics (*Dates: 5/17 to 8/11)
Fall 2021 Course Offerings
Fall I Term
- DAAN 871 - Data Visualization
Students may discuss additional online course options with their adviser.
Contact the Engineering Division at [email protected] for assistance with World Campus courses.
Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses are correct, their prerequisites differ. These refer to University Park courses, not Great Valley courses.
Courses are each 3 credits and may be applied to the Master of Software Engineering or the Master of Science in Information Science. Courses are offered in convenient seven-week sessions.
If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.