Earn a UTSA Cyber Security Certificate from a nationally recognized leader in cyber security education and research.

The UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is offering a new graduate certificate in cyber security. This 12-hour certificate program is designed to give non-cyber professionals (e.g. non-degree seeking professionals in non-cyber occupations such as engineering, finance, psychology, etc.) the knowledge and technical skills needed to deal with cyber security issues that impact a wide variety of fields.

Offered by the college’s Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security, this certificate will provide a common framework for understanding cyber security, as well as allow for specialization in specific areas such as law, policy, analysis, response, etc.

Why pursue a graduate certificate in Cyber Security?

  • Gain a fundamental knowledge of cyber security technologies that affect organizational operations, processes, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing cyber security situations and constructing or selecting acceptable solutions to mitigate or eliminate problems.
  • Appreciate the legal and ethical environment impacting cyber systems and be able to recommend or implement solutions within the legal and ethical constraints present in the environment.

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Do you have a BBA in Cyber Security from UTSA?

As this certificate is for non-cyber professionals, you will already have received this fundamental knowledge during your degree program. If you are considering graduate-level work in cyber, we recommend the Master of Information Technology with a concentration in Cyber Security (MSIT Cyber).

Please note: If you are pursing your MSIT Cyber, you are not able to receive credit toward your degree from this Graduate Certificate.


Program Start

  • Spring (Mid-January)
  • Summer (Late-May)
  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Requirements

  • Approved application form
  • Official transcripts for new students
  • 12 credit hours

Course Delivery Options

  • Online (some courses may offer a classroom section)

Tuition and Fees

Employers Who Recruit UTSA Cyber Security Students
  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • Baptist Health System
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Chevron
  • Cyber Range Solutions
  • Dell
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Frost Bank
  • Google
  • H-E-B
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • National Security Agency
  • Rackspace
  • SWBC
  • Target
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Cyber Law
  • Digital Forensic Analysis I
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Information Assurance and Security

  • Information Assurance Policy
  • Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
  • Telecommunication Systems (required)
  • Web Application Security


How to Apply

New Students Applying to the Cyber Security Certificate

The application process for the Cyber Security Certificate is streamlined and does not require standardized test scores.

  1. Complete the online Graduate Application:
    • Select your application term
    • For classification, select “Master’s – Special Graduate”
    • For your program, select “Cyber Security, Graduate Certificate”
    • Choose the term for which you would like to apply
    • Complete the rest of the online application form, pay your application fee and submit
  2. If admitted as a special graduate student, please contact the Certificate Program Advisor, Jim Aviles (james.aviles@utsa.edu) to request information on registration.

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Current Graduate Students Requesting Enrollment into the Cyber Security Certificate

  1. Please contact the Certificate Program Advisor, Jim Aviles (james.aviles@utsa.edu), to complete a request to enroll in a Graduate Certificate Program form.

The form will be signed by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the College or Director of the Center in which the certificate program is housed. A copy of this form will be sent to the Graduate School.

Department Information

Main Office: NPB 3.110
Phone: 210.458.6300
Fax: 210.458.6305
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security