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Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or a related field at an accredited four-year institution.
  • A demonstrated ability to program in at least one high-level programming language such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, or PHP. Client-side JavaScript is not sufficient. Students may submit transcripts with a B- or higher in programming courses as evidence or a GitHub repository containing a portfolio of their work.
  • Transcripts
  • Online Application
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Intent
  • References (3)

Enrolling in an advanced certificate graduate program at Fredonia will give you the opportunity to gain advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge. Studying with engaged faculty and participating in applied learning experiences prepare you to meet challenges and be successful in your profession. This plan provides a sample pathway to program completion, and it can be used as a guide and a checklist for program requirements. For complete information about this program, please consult the university catalog at:

Sample Degree Plan

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
CSIT 501 * Network Management & Sys Admin 3
CSIT 502 * Enterprise Security Operations 3
CSIT 503 * Network Security 3
CSIT 504 * Applied Cryptography 3

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
CSIT 505 * Regulations in Security 3
CSIT 506 * Penetration Testing and Exploit Development 3


Fredonia's Advanced Certificate (AC) in Cybersecurity will prepare you to identify risks, and manage and control computer and network security in industrial, government, and educational settings.

This fast-track, completely ONLINE program will prepare you for an in-demand career at a fraction of the cost of industry-sponsored programs.  Whether you have just completed your academic work or are a new professional in the field, Fredonia's Advanced Certificate will prepare you for your career needs.

*7-week courses starting August: CSIT501, CSIT502
*7-week courses starting October: CSIT503, CSIT504
*7-week courses starting February: CSIT505, CSIT506
*This is a tentative schedule and subject to change. 

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

About This Program


Dr. Syed "Ali" Haider

  • Graduate Studies Office State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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