Application Deadline

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until Monday, December 23, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.

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Applicants must have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree or at least two years of college education and experience in information, program, security or operations management or experience as a systems administrator
  • One to two years of business experience in the public or private sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Some familiarity with information systems security fundamentals through either coursework or relevant work experience is desirable

Because this is program is offered by UW Bothell, students who are seniors at that campus and who are interested in information security and risk management are also encouraged to apply. For more information, students should contact the Center for information Assurance & Cybersecurity (CIAC) at UW Bothell.

English Proficiency

If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.

International Students

Because this offering is 100 percent online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.

Technology Requirements

You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection. This program also requires the use of Cyberworld Institute software (purchase required).

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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