Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Today’s businesses rely on information, such as personnel details, client lists, marketing information, and more, stored entirely on network databases.

Because hackers could infiltrate a network if a firewall shuts down for even a minute, information security, including protecting databases with a range of policies, products, technologies, and procedures, is more important than ever.

Prepare for Certification

With this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to take the Certified Ethical Hacking certification exam.*

Graduate Certificate in Information Security Program Highlights

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you advance in the IT field.
  • Explore network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

IT professionals

What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to prepare for career advancement in the field of information security.

Prepare for Future Studies

Credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.



Online Start Date

October 11, 2017



Online Start Date

November 29, 2017



Online Start Date

January 17, 2018



Online Start Date

March 07, 2018



Online Start Date

April 18, 2018



Online Start Date

June 06, 2018



Online Start Date

July 18, 2018



Online Start Date

September 05, 2018



Online Start Date

October 17, 2018



Online Start Date

December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

The curriculum in this program focuses on the key technical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to the field of information security. Courses include:

  • Management of Information Security
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
  • Cryptography Concepts and Techniques
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits16
  • Total Credits16

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
Enrollment Location:
Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
  • Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
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  • Iowa, Nebraska
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

*Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

†Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.