Cybersecurity Certificate

School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, College of Information, Science & Technology

Vision Statement

Cybersecurity is the practice of managing information related risks by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, authentication, availability, and non-repudiation of data. In addition to the national interest in cybersecurity, local businesses are increasingly reliant on secure computer infrastructures for their daily operations. A graduate-level certificate is a logical step to enhance the skill set of local and at-a-distance cybersecurity professionals. Additionally, the certificate program can serve as a feeder into the MS in cybersecurity degree should the students in the certificate choose to continue their graduate education.

Program Contact Information

Matt Hale, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
174D Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.3978
mlhale@unomaha.edu

Carlee Heylmun, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.3819
carleebrown@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

General Application Requirements and Admission Criteria

Program-Specific Requirements

Application Deadlines (Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022)

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

Other Requirements

  • The minimum undergraduate grade point average requirement for the  program is 3.0 or equivalent score on a 4.0 scale. Applicants should have the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate degree.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English. Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission. 

    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550, Internet-based TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 53, Duolingo: 105

  • Resume: Submit a detailed resume indicating your work experience and background
  • Applicants with International Transcripts: Any applicant to this program who has completed undergraduate or graduate coursework at an international higher education institution outside of the United States may submit transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation) in lieu of a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Educational Perspectives.  This graduate program will conduct an in-house credential evaluation of your transcript(s).
    • UNO reserves the right to require a course-by-course evaluation from WES, ECE, or Educational Perspectives if the program is unable to complete an evaluation or should there be any questions or concerns about the documentation that is received. the applicant will be notified by the individual program if an external course-by-course evaluation is required.
    • *Note: If admitted, official transcripts and degree certificates (with an English translation)/official course-by-course transcript evaluation, and any applicable official exam scores are required.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
CYBR 8366FOUNDATIONS OF CYBERSECURITY3
Select one of the following:3
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND NETWORK SECURITY
SOFTWARE ASSURANCE
CYBER INVESTIGATIONS
Electives6
MOBILE DEVICE FORENSICS
QUANTUM COMPUTING AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
SECURE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM SECURITY
APPLIED CRYPTOGRAPHY
HOST-BASED VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY
SECURITY OF EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
NETWORK-BASED VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY
SECURE WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
SECURE MOBILE DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE
INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH IN CYBERSECURITY
INTERNSHIP
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION ASSURRANCE
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS II
ADVANCED OPERATING SYSTEMS
NUMBER THEORY & CRYPTOGRAPHY
FAULT TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
RESEARCH IN MIS
SEMINAR IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
E-COMMERCE SECURITY
COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION WARFARE AND SECURITY
SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT
IT AUDIT AND CONTROL
Total Credits12

Incoming certificate students that do not have a cybersecurity background may also require foundation courses as needed prerequisites, depending on which core courses are selected and depending on the background of the student.