Catalog 2022-2023

Cybersecurity Certificate

The University of Tampa Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity prepares students for careers in the dynamic cybersecurity industry. In this 12-credit hour program we develop a students’ knowledge so they can successfully protect information assets for organizations, regardless of industry or business.

We emphasize hands-on learning using the common tools that are typical in the industry to give students a real-world experience. To do this, our program features small class sizes and a cutting-edge cybersecurity lab. We only offer on-campus classes.

 The certificate program covers critical topics such as cloud systems security, risk assessment, contingency planning, secure software design, technology governance and security leadership. 

Several of the courses are designed to cover the top professional certifications in the industry. For instance, we have integrated content from the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) exam into several of our courses. As a benefit of the program, graduates will find themselves well prepared to take many of these certification exams. 

Other cybersecurity graduate programs are available. Students may consider a full Master of Science in Cybersecurity or an MBA concentration in cybersecurity. 

Certificate Requirements


Required Prerequisite courses: (8 credit hours)

CYB 501Fundamentals of Information Security

QMB 500Statistics for Decision Makers



Required courses: (8 credit hours)

CYB 601Computer and Internet Security


CYB 620Risk Assessment & Contingency Planning


AND one of the following (4 credit hours)

CYB 610Cloud Systems Security


CYB 640Secure Software Design


CYB 650Security Governance & Leadership


Total Credit Hours: 12-20