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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 Jarvis 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 2022 and complete it in March 2023. The courses in this microcredential count towards the full Master of Science in Cybersecurity (compliance concentration). You will have completed approximately one-third of the full graduate 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

Select Graduate and create an account.

Select Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

Select entry term: FALL 2022

Select Yes for employer cohort.

  • If your employer has EdAssist, you will not see your company on the drop-down list. Choose Continue. Under the Additional Information tab, click Add New under Employer Name. This will open a pop-up box where you can select your employer from the EdAssist list. You also should check the Yes button next to "Is your employer part of the EdAssist network?"

Choose your employer or organization from the drop-down menu. If you do not see your employer, email

Submit your résumé in the online application or email it to

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 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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