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Cybersecurity Online Graduate Certificate Program

can be completed in as little as

2 terms*

*2 terms per semester; each term is 8 weeks



$1,785 3-credit course

Active Duty Military

truED Preferred Tuition

Credit Hours Required


Summer 2 Application Deadline

June 20

Upcoming Start Dates

Summer 2: July 1

Explore Cybersecurity

Prepare to safeguard the digital landscape with a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity from an online college known for its award-winning cybersecurity and digital forensics programs.

In this nine-credit program, students develop a deeper understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices. Learn to assess cybersecurity risk and vulnerabilities in information systems and organizations, evaluate cyber threats, and develop effective cybersecurity and governance strategies in just three courses.

Note: All certificates, undergraduate and graduate, must be submitted individually to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for review and approval before students can utilize Federal aid to pay for them. This certificate is awaiting approval, which we expect shortly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your admission counselor or email us at

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

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Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

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Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community ranks Champlain College Online among best schools with accelerated bachelor's degrees

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Accomplish More With a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity careers are expected to grow 33% between 2020 and 2030, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields.*

Business and financial occupations are expected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, as a result of an increasingly complex global business landscape.* Additionally, entry-level positions – like inside sales representatives and sales development representatives – yield a median annual base salary of $45,000 plus commissions.** 

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2020

**Source: PayScale, 2021

Top Reasons to Earn a Graduate Certificate

  • Climb the career ladder
  • Build new skills
  • Earn a recognized credential
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Test a new field
  • Pursue a passion
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online cybersecurity graduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online cybersecurity courses encompass the top skills needed by today's business professionals.

Required Courses

In this course, students examine essential cybersecurity concepts in the context of different business environments. Students explore a range of topics, including risk, vulnerabilities, security architecture and design, identity and access management, and incident response.

In this course, students learn about threat actors, and threat intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination. Students also learn how to analyze cyber threats and develop effective countermeasures and examine the legal and ethical implications of threat intelligence gathering and sharing.


Take OPSC-506

In this course, students learn how to develop and implement effective cybersecurity policies and procedures, and study legal and regulatory requirements in cybersecurity, including data protection laws and standards. Students also learn how to align cybersecurity strategies with business objectives.


Take OPSC-506

Graduates of the cybersecurity online graduate certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Assess cybersecurity risk and vulnerabilities in information systems and organizations.
  • Analyze various types of cyber threats.
  • Evaluate cybersecurity risk management strategies.
  • Develop cybersecurity policies and procedures.

Champlain College Online's IT faculty, led by program director Kathleen Hyde, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our  graduate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s information technology professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Valued at over $1,000, the career bundle is offered to Champlain College Online students and includes: 

  • Fast Start Formula Course: The Fast Start Formula Course for getting noticed and getting hired is taught by Jen Morris, an executive career coach that we've developed a partnership with to support our students in their job search journeys. This course is online, self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love.
  • Live Webinars: Log-on to ask your specific job search questions, get live “hot seat” coaching and gain valuable insights from leading career coach, Jen Morris.
  • Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook: Download this ebook full of tips and tricks for standing out from the competition. From how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, to insider information on how recruiters work and bypassing the automated application websites, you’ll be sure to learn how rise to the top. 

Upon enrollment in a degree or certificate, your access to the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle will made available to you. 

Tuition & Costs

Graduate Tuition Fall '23 - Summer '25

$595 per credit
$1,785* per course
$450 per credit military service members (family members see truED tuition)
$150 One-time graduation fee

*Based on a 3-credit course; cost will vary if course is a different number of credits

** Starting Summer 2024, not retroactive

See the graduate cost of attendance and fees here



What To Expect at Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Relevant and immediately applicable coursework gets you ready for your next career move

Expect Support

Your dedicated academic advisor provides the support you need to meet your academic goals

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

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