Graduate Certificate Program Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Overview

PSU Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

In a data-driven world, cybersecurity professionals are an essential line of defense against cyberattacks. Gain the skills necessary to administer safety tools and procedures on information systems and other technological devices. Learn to defend and protect valuable data assets and sensitive information with a Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate.

About the Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science includes five departments, 84 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students. We offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland's leading tech companies providing opportunities for internships, mentoring, networking, and long term careers. Our faculty offer research opportunities that allow for collaborative or individual study, culturing creativity and innovation. If you want to push what’s possible, in Portland and far beyond, accelerate your career with a graduate degree from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Degree Details

  • GC
    Graduate Certificate
    Delivery Method
    On campus
    Total Credits
    Start Term
    Fall, Winter, Spring

Learn more about PSU’s academic program delivery methods.

Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

Portland State’s Computer Science Department is closely connected to working in the tech sector, which will inform your coursework. We are situated in the heart of the City’s dynamic Silicon Forest, a terrain that is dotted with technology companies as large as Intel and as small as start-ups, along with an array of hospitals, universities, and businesses that need strong cybersecurity. Through your cybersecurity coursework, you’ll also acquire professional fundamentals that are needed in the workplace.

What can I do with a graduate certificate in Cybersecurity?

Graduates of the Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate have gone on to earn roles as Information Security Analysts, Security Engineers, and IT Security Consultants.

Featured Courses

  • CS 595 Web and Cloud Security
  • CS 591 Introduction to Computer Security


  • CS 592 Malware Reverse Engineering
  • CS 430P/530 Internet, Web and Cloud Systems
  • CS 585 Cryptography
  • CS 593 Digital Forensics


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).