Cyber Security Certificate of Graduate Study

Cyber Security Certificate of Graduate Study

Cyber Security Certificate of Graduate Study

The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Cyber Security is intended for computer scientists or computer engineers who wish to focus their careers in cyber security. As a result of this program, students will understand cryptography, malware attack and defense principles, common network based threats and countermeasures, and cyber forensics. Courses in this program may count toward Rowan's Master of Science in Computer Science requirements.



  • Total semester hours (s.h.) required for program completion: 12
  • Thesis requirement: None


The following courses make up the Cyber Security Certificate of Graduate Study program.

  • Required Courses: 9 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Restricted Electives: 3 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Choose one restricted elective in consultation with the Academic Advisor
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CS 07552 Advanced Cryptography 3
CS 07551 Advanced Cyber Security: Principles and Applications 3
CS 06512 Network Security 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives (including motivation for applying to the program)

  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Cyber Security Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.