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Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management Microcredential

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Prepare to meet the demand in one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry. Offered by DePaul's College of Computing and Digital Media, the Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management microcredential lays a foundation in disaster recovery, business continuity, information security policies and management, and regulatory compliance. You will begin the 16-credit hour microcredential in September 2021 and complete it in March 2022. The courses in this microcredential count towards the full Master of Science in Cybersecurity (compliance concentration). You will have completed about one-third of the full degree program.

This program will be offered online. Classes include a combination of synchronous (live) instruction and discussion and asynchronous (on demand) coursework. The synchronous classes will meet two evenings per week.

For more information about the microcredential in cybersecurity, register for an information session or contact Ann Hurley for a 1:1 advising appointment.

Required courses

  • Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
  • Information Security Management
  • Governance Policies in Information Assurance
  • Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance

How to Apply

Initiate the online graduate application at go.depaul.edu/apply.

Select Graduate and create an account.

Select College of Computing and Digital Media

Select entry term: FALL 2021

Select Yes for employer cohort.

Choose your employer or organization from the drop-down menu. If you do not see your employer, email admission@cdm.depaul.edu.

Submit your résumé in the online application or email it to admission@cdm.depaul.edu.

Submit Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Individuals with an international degree are required to provide a course- by-course evaluation from one of these three approved agencies. Students who earned a bachelor's degree outside of the U.S. must present proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission. DePaul CDM accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English or Duolingo English Test (DET) as proof of English proficiency. Most scores are valid for two years only.

Transcripts may be submitted electronically by your college or university to admission@cdm.depaul.edu or mailed to the address below:

DePaul University
CDM Graduate Admission Office
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 8500
Chicago, IL 60604.

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