Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security


Applicants to the cyber security certificate are expected to meet the admission requirements for the M.S. in electrical engineering or computer science & engineering degree program. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program can add the certificate to their matriculation - contact the College of Graduate Studies for more information.

Application requirements: 

  • Degree: Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university 

  • GPA: Applicants must have at least a 3.0/4.0 grade point average from previous undergraduate coursework or a 3.3/4.0 for previous graduate coursework 

  • Application: UToledo application required 

  • GRE: Required for applicants whose degree is from a non-US institution. 

  • Transcripts: Required 

  • Statement of Purpose: Required 

  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 

  • Proof of English language proficiency: Required for students from non-English speaking countries. See University graduate admissions for minimum test score requirements and exceptions. 

Application priority deadlines for admission: 

  • Fall: March 1 

  • Spring: October 1 

  • Summer: January 15 


The certificate consists of any 4 courses from the list below:

EECS 5720Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
EECS 5640Inside Cryptography3
EECS 5760Computer Security3
EECS 5790Network Security4
EECS 6650Hardware Oriented Security and Trust3
  • PLO 1. Apply specialized knowledge and skills gained through the certificate program to solve cybersecurity and related computer science problems.
  • PLO 2. Demonstrate competency commensurate with the master's education for one or more of the following activities, related specifically to cybersecurity: design, develop, integrate, simulate, prototype, test, verify or validate a component, subsystem, system in hardware or software.