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A Christ-centered education that comes to you.

At ACU, our nationally recognized online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you. Our programs are intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

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The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 28% through 2026. Because of the emerging threats to the delivery of information, expertise in cybersecurity is crucial for any organization.



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The graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity from ACU Online is designed for a professional who holds an undergraduate degree and is already working in IT or for someone looking for the skills and knowledge to help them break into this booming profession.

Our certificate courses are industry-aligned, equipping students to be high-performers. The curriculum can help you prepare for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


15 hours

9 months


Information Assurance and Control

Risk Management and Compliance

Incident Management and Response

+ Common Job Titles

+ Admission Requirements

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Assurance/Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Assurance Officer
  • Information Systems Security Manager

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit an official transcript of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted. The program director will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis.
  • Submit a current resume that includes any related experience in the field of information technology.
  • International applicants will be required to provide TOEFL scores (if applicable) and transcript assessment for degrees completed outside of the United States.

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