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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

School of Business and Technology

Lead the Future of Cybersecurity

Specialize your IT knowledge and play an important role in protecting an organization’s cybersecurity with Capella’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. You’ll expand your critical thinking skills and gain knowledge associated with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, meaning with addition of studying and practice, you’ll be ready to take the exam after graduating from this program.  

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 5 Core Courses

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo FALL18)

What You’ll Learn

Learn the Basics

Explain foundational information assurance and cybersecurity concepts.

Solve Cybersecurity Problems

Develop solutions for current issues in the information security industry.

Master the Tools

Apply tools appropriate for the information security professional.

Safeguard Businesses

Apply cybersecurity methods and functions to small and mid-sized businesses as well as large and global organizations. 

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Gain Credits Toward Your Next Degree

Coursework completed in this certificate program may be applied toward a graduate program at Capella.

Do Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$13,640 estimated tuition*
$682 per credit, 20 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Our online information assurance and cybersecurity graduate certificate teaches you to manage a large organization’s enterprise security based on the 10 domains of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)2 .  

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
IAS5010 Information Technology Security Fundamentals
IAS5015 Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography
IAS5020 Information Security Regulatory and Legal Environment
IAS5025 Network and Operating System Defense
IAS5030 Identifying and Managing Risk

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Advisors

Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Information Security Career Central

A Capella-powered blog dedicated to information security trends, news, career information, and more.

What Is Information Assurance and Security?

Take a deep dive into information assurance, information security, and career opportunities in cybersecurity.

Find Your Career Path in Information Security

Create an information security career plan to focus your efforts to find success.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.