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Cryptology Security Analyst Graduate Certificate

About the Program

Systems and data are constantly under attack, and cybersecurity professionals must stay ahead of the game and deploy the latest tools and strategies to protect against these cyber threats. Do you want to learn how to become part of the solution for today’s tech-reliant world?

Start to prepare now with our Cryptology Security Analyst (CSA) Graduate Certificate. In the CSA Graduate Certificate Program you will gain a thorough technical knowledge of cryptography and cryptanalysis and gain hands-on experience needed in combating common cybersecurity threats. The program is offered in both modes of delivery, asynchronously online and in person on-campus.

Job Outlook

In today’s world crypto professionals are in great demand both within the government and within many different industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment is expected to grow 31% by 2028. According to CollegeConsesus cryptography is one of the 10 most math-related careers and helps you get prepared to start your professional life in the world of mathematics.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Certificate program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • At least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. academic institution
    • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00*.

*Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may require special provisions for admission to the program

Program Courses

  • Take at least 6 credits from the following:
    MATH508 – Advanced Asymmetric Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (3 credits)
    MATH509 – Symmetric Key Cryptography and Cryptanalysis (3 credit)
    MATH510 – Quantum and Post Quantum Cryptography (3 credit)
  • Take at least 6 credits from the following:
    CORE502 – Cyber Threat Modeling (1credit)
    CORE503 – Information Assurance (1credit)
    CORE512 – Introduction to Deep Learning (1credit)
    CORE514 – Cyber Informed Engineering (1credit)
    CORE552 – Cyber Digital and Signal Intelligence (1credit)
    MATH/CS667 – Advances in Applied Cryptography (3 credits)
    CYBER500 – Introduction to Cybersecurity (3 credits)
    or any other graduate course approved by the program.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Dr. Liljana Babinkostova at