Engineering Graduate Studies

Graduate Certificate Program in Cyber Security


The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security integrates content on software, hardware, and network security. Fields as diverse as health care, manufacturing, finance and government are all impacted by cyber security concerns. Employment demand in this field is expected to grow significantly over the next decade in all sectors. Upgrade your skills or position yourself for advancement with a graduate certificate in cyber security.

Course Requirements

The certificate consists of 12-13 credit hours of courses depending on the course selection. You will select four (4) courses from the cyber security-related courses listed below to earn the certificate.

  • EECS 5760 Computer Security (3 cr hr)
  • EECS 5720 Fundamentals of Cyber Security (3 cr hr)
  • EECS 5790 Network Security (4 cr hr)
  • EECS 5640 Inside Cryptography (3 cr hr)
  • EECS 6640 Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (3 cr hr)

Course descriptions are available in the University of Toledo Graduate catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field. For other STEM graduates, pre-requisite foundation courses in computer science are required. Pre-requisite course areas, including specific UToledo courses, are listed below:
    • Programming (1 semester - CSET 1200, EECS 1510)
    • Data Structures and Algorithms (1 semester - CSET 3150, EECS 2510)
    • Computer Networks (1 semester - CSET 4750, EECS 3150)
    • Operating Systems (1 semester - CSET 4350, EECS 3540)

Students lacking one or more of the above courses will need to take those courses before being considered for admission to the program.

  • A cumulative GPA > 3.0 on all previous academic work is expected.
  • GRE and TOEFL are required for all international applicants.

Application Process

Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous educational record and professional experience. Applications accepted at any time. There is no application deadline.

  • Completed and signed online Online Application Form
  • Transcripts from each institution attended showing degree obtained (exception: UT graduates)
  • GRE (required for all students); information on the GRE is available on the GRE website
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one must be from a professor or employer
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose degree is from a non-US institution
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee

If you are currently enrolled in an engineering MS or PhD program, you will need to add the certificate program to your matriculation prior to graduation and apply for graduation when you complete the certificate requirements. To add a graduate certificate to your current matriculation, submit a request to the College of Graduate Studies using the "Request to Add a Graduate Certificate Program" link on the Graduate tab in the myUT portal

If you have questions about the admissions requirements, application process, or would like more information, please contact the Program Director:

Dr. Devinder Kaur
Professor / Graduate Program Director, EECS Department 
Office: NI 2030 
Phone:  419.530.8163

Last Updated: 1/5/24