Cybersecurity Management Certificate

About the Cybersecurity Technology Management Certificate at Loyola

Few professional disciplines in the 21st century are more critical to business, industry, individuals, and communities as cybersecurity. Effectively protecting organizations and individuals from identity theft, data breaches, and other forms of cyberattacks takes smart, well-trained cybersecurity professionals.

The Cybersecurity Technology Management Certificate offered through Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies prepares you with the technological and managerial skills necessary to succeed as a cybersecurity professional in today's IT-dependent world.

The program covers how to assess an organization's preparedness for cyberthreats, how to develop a plan of action before they occur, how to manage their aftermath and ensure the continuity of IT functions, and how to develop a strategy for designing and building cloud security architectures.

Program Structure

The Cybersecurity Technology Management Certificate is a nine-credit-hour program encompassing three courses. It's also offered as a 10-12 credit-hour program if completing an optional course.

You have the option of starting the certificate in Spring I (January) and taking a single course in three consecutive eight-week terms, completing the program in seven months.

To succeed in the program, you should have a current role or past experience/background in IT leadership, information technology, information assurance, or cybersecurity. Or, you must provide prior cybersecurity training credentials such as a university degree or industry certification.

Courses are completed online, with weekly synchronous meetings held during the evening.

Why Choose Loyola for the Cybersecurity Technology Management Certificate?

A focus on the most current and pressing cybersecurity issues

The certificate's required courses and optional courses are designed to reflect and address the most current, relevant cybersecurity topics including emerging threats, insider threats, and the latest application delivery processes and practices.

As a student in the certificate program, you will be immersed in both the technological and managerial aspects of skills needed to be an effective cybersecurity professional in today's IT enterprises.

We keep courses in the certificate program intentionally small as a way to promote the most engaging and personalized learning experience, as well as to enable you to form meaningful connections with fellow students and faculty.

You have the option of starting the certificate program in Spring I (January) and taking a single course each term in three consecutive eight-week sessions, finishing in seven months; or taking all courses in one eight-week session, finishing in one semester.

The Cybersecurity Technology Management Certificate is offered through Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, which has earned an outstanding reputation for empowering adult learners to advance their careers.

The certificate program embeds ethical, legal, policy, and regulatory issues throughout the curriculum, equipping you with knowledge and a perspective that future employers are looking for in today's cybersecurity professionals.

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Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Cybersecurity Management Certificate program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Cybersecurity Management Certificate program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Cybersecurity Management Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your return to school a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Cybersecurity Management Certificate totals $7110.00, or 9 credit hours at a cost of $790.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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For detailed information about tuition, costs, and aid, please visit the SCPS Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Cybersecurity Management Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Rolling applications, recommended deadlines are:

Spring I: January 6
Fall I: August 5

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Cybersecurity Management Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Completed Application

Please note that experience in IT Leadership, Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Cybersecurity OR Prior Cybersecurity Training credential via Resume, Transcript or Industry Certification is required

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to gradapp@luc.edu.

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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