Artboard 1 apply Artboard 1 copy 2 Mount_Logo_Primary_RGB Mount_Logo_Primary_RGB give Artboard 1 copy 3 info link Mount_Logo_Primary_RGB Artboard 1 Artboard 2 Artboard 1 visit
Students in the Mount St. Mary's University risk management and cybersecurity certificate program.

Risk Management and Cybersecurity Certificate

Keep your organization safe from cyber threats.

The Mount’s graduate certificate in risk management and cybersecurity was designed with working professionals in mind – especially those without advanced technology experience.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The graduate certificate in risk management and cybersecurity is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

Learn more
  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

Earn your graduate certificate at the Mount.

You’ll begin your program by gaining an understanding of the integration between computer architecture, operating systems and application programs, along with network concepts, foundations of the internet and risks associated with connectivity.

Mount professors will discuss practical topics such as keeping individual computers safe while online and ensuring email is secure. Courses will also cover Risk Management Framework elements, how to keep networked computer systems safe and topics such as DNS servers, secure network configuration and disaster and backup recovery.

And with our accelerated course delivery you’ll complete the certificate with a capstone project that demonstrates the skills and tools you’ve learned as it applies to your career in as quickly as one year.

Courses include

  • Introduction to Risk Management and Cybersecurity for a Digital World
  • Technology Risk and Security for the Individual
  • Technology Risk and Security for Networked Computers
  • Risk Management and Cybersecurity Capstone
All certificate credits may also be applied toward earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Mount.

Format and details

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Program highlights include:

  • Finish in only 8 months. Four courses are offered sequentially, allowing you to focus on one class at a time. Courses are offered in accelerated 8-week sessions with year-round enrollment.
  • Attend convenient classes. Certificate courses are offered in a hybrid format, meaning some classes are in-person and others you may be online.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Up to 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates.
  • Work toward your master’s degree. All certificate credits may be applied to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the Mount.


$8,040 - Total cost of program tuition.* No additional fees.

  • Cost is based on 12 credits (four courses) at $670 per credit.
  • No application fee.

Financial Aid

Students may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2018-19 rates, effective July 1, 2018. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions and application

  • Classes begin: January, March, May, August, October.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • Priority application deadline: Six weeks prior to the start of the first course.
  • No application fee.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Students must demonstrate one of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or;
    • Five full years of relevant work experience or;
    • 500 minimum score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Gainful Employment Disclosure

While the majority of our students choose to earn a post-baccalaureate certificate in addition to a graduate degree, some opt for a stand-alone certificate program. For those opting to take only the certificate program additional information is provided and required by the federal government regarding program costs, financing, success rate and related occupations. See the Gainful Employment Disclosure information for the Risk Management and Cybersecurity Certificate Program.

Want to see a full listing of all risk management and cybersecurity certificate courses?

See full course listings