Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management


While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.

To earn a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management, you must successfully complete 4 courses (12 credits total), selecting from the following:

  • Ethics in Cybersecurity
  • Information Security
  • Cybersecurity Governance Frameworks
  • Information Assurance & Risk Management
  • Security Architecture & Design
  • Information Security Laws & Regulatory Compliance
  • Communication Strategy for Information Security Professionals
  • Disruptive Technology & Organizational Change

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your certificate at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to two years to complete the program.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Program Formats

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online graduate certificate has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.


All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.