Admissions: Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security


Prepare to Launch Your Career in Cyber Security.

Gain fundamental technical knowledge and skills that serve as the baseline for all professionals in cyber security -- learning from top experts who are among the best teachers in the industry. Complete the program online, through live weeklong events held throughout the country, or in combination and finish in 18 months. Or choose an accelerated option to finish in less than a year.

The undergraduate certificate program in Applied Cybersecurity provides a rapid pathway to an in-demand career, whether you're about to finish your associate degree, you're in a 4-year college program, or you're a mid-career professional who wants to transition into cyber security.

Minimum Program Requirements

  • You don't need prior cyber security experience, but you must have completed at least 48 college credits from a recognized college or university, or obtained the equivalent international education, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.80.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old (or will be at the time of enrollment)
  • For more detailed information, please review the Application Overview and Instructions

Admissions Deadlines

Application deadlines fall on the 15th of each month and application review takes up to 30 days. Upcoming deadlines are as follows:

Application Due
Receive Admissions Decision On
Begin New Student Orientation
July 15
August 15
September 1
August 15
September 15
October 1
September 15
October 15
November 1

If admitted, students will be eligible to join the next available New Student Orientation (NSO), which begin the first of each month. Only after a student completes New Student Orientation will they be allowed to register for their first course.

Note: if you intend to take an in-person course, we require students to apply 90 days before the start of the in-person event, to allow for time to get registered at a live event.

Admissions Overview

To apply for admission to the undergraduate certificate program, please follow the steps below:

  1. Determine that you meet the minimum program requirements listed above. If you are unsure or have further questions, please schedule a call with one of our Admissions Specialists.

  2. Review the Application Overview and Instructions.

  3. Apply Now! Submit a complete application, including:
    1. Application Form
    2. Résumé
    3. Official Transcripts
    4. Aptitude Assessment
    5. Application Fee

Steps to Enrollment

If admitted, you will receive a formal Offer of Admission and asked to confirm your enrollment in the SANS Technology Institute. You will also receive instructions for how to access the mandatory New Student Orientation.

Only after you complete orientation, will you be able to register for your first class.

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