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Governance Policy Administration Graduate Certificate - Launching Fall 2022

The Graduate Cyber Operations and Resilience (gCORe) program at Boise State University offers more than a just theory-based certificate; it’s centered in real-world application and prepares you to be an industry-ready professional, capable of creating and protecting resilient systems and networks.

About the Program

This program will launch fall 2022. The Governance Policy Administration Certificate is part of the Graduate Cyber Operations and Resilience (gCORe) program. The Governance Policy Administration Certificate is an asynchronous, online program that prepares you for risk management, law, ethics, governance and compliance as it applies to the cyber industry.

Customizable learning paths

Through complementary technical and non-technical tracks, the gCORe 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 Governance Policy Administration Certificate is 100% online, offers full- and part-time options and seven-week course offerings. Whether as a stand-alone credential or as part of your master’s degree, the gCORe program is designed to help you advance your career within the cyber workforce!

Governance Policy Administration Certificate at a Glance

What Can You Do With A Governance Policy Administration Certificate?

A recent study by Cybersecurity Ventures, predicts that 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs around the world will be unfilled by 2021. With a high demand for professionals with cybersecurity and cyber operations expertise, the Governance Policy Administration Graduate Certificate aims to prepare you to fully support the cyber world, defend critical infrastructures and protect our homes with resiliency in mind.

Possible Careers:

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

What Are The Admission Requirements?

To be considered for the online Governance Policy Administration Graduate Certificate program, 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 gCORe program

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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.

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

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 gCORe program will need a computer that meets the following processing requirements: PC – AMD Ryzen 5 or Intel Core i5; MAC – 16GB memory, 500GB drive space.

*The per-credit fees listed above are for the 2021-22 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

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

What Classes Will I Take?

The online Governance Policy Administration Graduate Certificate curriculum below shows the courses required for the 9 credit program. Students can complete the program in as little as two semesters.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CORE 570Cyber Risk Management3
CORE 571Cyber Law, Ethics and Policy3
CORE 572Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance3
Total Governance Policy Administration Graduate Certificate Requirements9

What Support Will I Have?

The Graduate Cyber Operations and Resilience (gCORe) program at Boise State features a network of individuals who are here to make sure you are a success in the program! From student success coaches who guide you through the admissions process, to advisors who help you overcome challenges as you navigate your degree plan, to faculty with real-world cyber experience, to staff who work to remove barriers and solve problems for students, we are here to help.

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Meet the Cyber Operations and Resilience Staff and Instructors

About gCORe

The gCORe program offers three graduate certificates. You can pursue certificates individually, as part of your gCORe master’s degree, or if you want to add a cyber operations and resilience emphasis into a non-cyber operations master’s degree. 

The flexibility of the graduate certificates allows you to stack your credentials should you choose to continue onto a master’s degree path after completing your certificate. 

Master of Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience

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Analyst and Threat Intelligence Certificate

The Analyst and Threat Intelligence Certificate is designed for students who are interested in understanding threats, cyber warfare and conflicts.  

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Resilience Engineering Certificate

The Resilience Engineering Certificate is designed for students who are interested in designing resilient systems, networking design, coding and architecture.

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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.

How Do I Apply?

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