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Why Pursue a Cyber Security Graduate Certificate

Upon completion of the Cyber Security certificate program at UTSA, students gain a fundamental knowledge of cyber security technologies that affect organizational operations, processes and decision-making. Students will also learn to demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing cyber security situations and constructing or selecting acceptable solutions to mitigate or eliminate problems. Additionally, program graduates will gain an appreciation of 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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Register for an Info Session

Interested in learning more about UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business Cyber Security Graduate Certificate? Register to attend an upcoming Information Session where you’ll have the opportunity to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions.

Do you have a BBA in Cyber Security from UTSA?

As this certificate is for non-cyber professionals, you will have already 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 pursuing your MSIT Cyber, you are not able to receive credit toward your degree from this Graduate Certificate.

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National Endorsements

UTSA has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in the areas of CAE-Education, CAE-Operations and CAE-Research and is one of only 10 institutions in the nation to achieve all three designations.

Cyber Security + and Other Disciplines = Master's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies

Earn a Master’s Degree

Are you ready to take your career and academic journey to the next level? Combine this program with another eligible certificate to earn a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies! Take advantage of the opportunity to customize your degree to align with your professional and educational goals.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.

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  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  English Language Proficiency 23-24 App: Scores are currently waived for this program through the 2023-24 academic year.
24-25 App: 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

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Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Summer 2024 March 1 April 1 April 15
Fall 2024 Not Available June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 Not Available November 1 December 1
Summer 2025 Not Available March 1 May 1

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


  • 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
Leslie Brilliant, UTSA Senior Program Manager, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Senior Program Manager

Leslie Brilliant

210-458-7301

Graduate.Business@utsa.edu