Program Overview

Cyber security, also known as computer security or information technology security, is a field that integrates knowledge, tools, and systems to monitor and protect data and systems, as well as to prevent and/or mitigate threats.

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  • Fulfill 24* credit hours at $450 per credit hour
    Certificate can be earned independent of any other coursework
    Minor can be paired with any other MNU degree program
  • Complete the certificate or minor in as little as 12 months
  • Attend class entirely online

Are you a new or experienced information technology professional who is looking to expand your career horizons into the rapidly-growing information security fields? Our Cyber Security certificate can help prepare you to enter the rapidly-growing and high-demand employment areas of information assurance, information security analyst, network security, security policy analyst, and cyber security.

Or, maybe you are considering pursuing one of our other degree programs in business, nursing, education, computer science, or any other academic program at MNU, and you would like to additionally prepare yourself to embrace and leverage the information security and risk management facets of that field. Then you should considering adding a minor in Cyber Security to your degree plan.

A certificate in Cyber Security can help prepare you to enter or move up in the information security and risk management career field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow annually by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the combined average for all occupations, and the national median salary in 2016 for Information Security Analysts was over $92,000.

And keep in mind that all your coursework you complete for this certificate/minor can be fully applied toward earning your CIS associate’s and/or bachelor’s degrees at MNU!

Next Opportunity**

  • Ongoing

*Students may transfer as many as 12 semester credit hours into this Certificate program, or 21 hours into the Minor, subject to review and approval of each transferred course. We offer complimentary transcript evaluations to determine how many of your hours will transfer into your program at MNU. Earn the rest online at MNU!
**For information on our priority application deadlines and registration deadlines, please contact us at 913-971-3800 or at right away!

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Cost & Value

A degree from MNU is a competitively priced, affordable option designed for students with a busy schedule. We’re here to help you find the best options to assist you as you work toward earning your degree.

  • Credit Hours: 18 total
  • Tuition: $450/credit hour* *Prices effective July 1, 2021 for new starts.

Payment Options

Your degree is an investment in your future. We have a variety of different payment options available, so you can choose the option or combination of options, that best fits your situation. Total cost, including fees and tuition, will be calculated based on your program, and can be divided into multiple payments.

Family Education Discount

MNU partners with many metro companies, organizations, and schools to provide reduced education costs for employees. With these partnerships, employees and some immediate family members can receive a discount on the Certificate/Mnor in Computer Information Systems Programs.

Military/Veteran Financial Aid

MNU appreciates the service and protection that the Military provides for us all. We offer a Military Financial Aid Program that can help active military, veterans and their spouses reposition themselves in the working world.


Job Opportunities

A certificate in Cyber Security from MNU can open doors on your career. Our Career Options tool lets you explore real-time current job opportunities that this degree could qualify you for. We've pre-selected the Kansas City metro for you, but if you're located elsewhere, or looking to move, simply update the location and you can see job opportunities anywhere in the U.S.

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