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Online Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence

The online Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence isn’t just based in theory —  it’s centered in real-world application. Prepare to be an industry-ready professional and create and protect resilient systems and networks.

Add the nine-credit certificate to a master’s degree or complete it as a stand-alone credential.

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About the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence is part of the Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience program. This certificate is an asynchronous, online program that prepares you to understand threats, detect and protect from cyber warfare and manage conflicts.

Customizable learning paths

Through complementary technical and non-technical tracks, the graduate cyber operations and resilience program provides you with stackable credentials, certificates, hands-on experiential learning, learning by teaching, and practical application on your path to a graduate certificate.

Real-world application

The stackable approach of this program, along with the emerging importance of cyber and physical resilience prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed for maintaining the operational effectiveness of complex business, academic, and government information and physical systems.

Designed for you

The analyst and threat intelligence certificate is offered 100% online with full- and part-time options and seven-week course offerings. Whether completed as a stand-alone credential or as part of your master’s degree, the graduate cyber operations and resilience program is designed to help you advance your career within the cyber workforce!

Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence at a Glance

What can I do with an analyst and threat intelligence graduate certificate?

With a high demand for professionals with cybersecurity and cyber operations expertise, the Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence aims to prepare you to fully support the cyber world, defend critical infrastructures and protect our homes with resiliency in mind.

Possible careers include:

  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst

What are the admission requirements?

To be considered for the online Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • At least a baccalaureate degree (in any academic discipline) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office. Applicants who are a senior in good academic standing can request an exception to this requirement. 
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.* 
  • Admission to the Boise State Graduate College

*Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may require special provisions for admission to the graduate cyber operations and resilience program.

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official admission standards are published on the graduate catalog site.

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What classes will I take?

The online Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat intelligence is a 9-credit program that students can complete in as little as two semesters. Review the following table for details on required courses.

Course TitleCredits
CORE 550 Cyber Threat Intelligence3
CORE 551 Cyber Warfare and Conflicts3
CORE 552 Cyber Digital and Signal Intelligence3

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the graduate catalog site.

Can I take classes on campus?

If you are looking for the flexibility to take courses on the Boise State University campus and online, we can help. Talk with a student success coach about your options.

How much does it cost?

Boise State Online offers reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support, financial aid options and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently. Review the following table for an example of the total program cost for a student completing the 9 credit Graduate Certificate in Analyst and Threat Intelligence.

DescriptionCost
Boise State Graduate Admissions Application Fee (non-refundable)$65
Courses (9 total credits @$525 per credit*)$4,725
Books (estimate)$360
Graduation Application Fee$25
Approximate Total Investment$5,175
**Room/Board$5,688
**Transportation$1,248
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.

Students in the graduate cyber operations and resilience program will need a computer that meets the following processing requirements: processor (AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5) with at least 16GB memory RAM and 500GB storage space.

*The per-credit fees listed in the table above are for the 2023-24 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

**Costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree.

Note to Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

What support will I have?

The graduate cyber operations and resilience program at Boise State features a network of individuals who are here to ensure you succeed.

  • Student success coaches guide you through the admissions process.
  • Advisors help you overcome challenges as you navigate your schedule and classes.
  • Faculty with real-world experience prepare you for your career.
  • Boise State staff remove barriers and solve problems for students.

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Meet the Cyber Operations and Resilience Staff and Instructors

About the graduate cyber operations and resilience program

The graduate cyber operations and resilience program offers a variety of ways to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity. Choose a master’s degree, graduate certificates or participate in a learning lab.

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Accreditation

Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). This means the entire university meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality and is evaluated through a peer-review process. In addition, many academic programs have special accreditation or endorsement. For more information on why accreditation matters, refer to our FAQs.

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