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  • Online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Security

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Security

    With the continued reliance on technology for systems and operations, companies find themselves with an increasing risk of security blind spots, breaches, and cyber attacks. Drexel University’s online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Security prepares you to secure and protect the integrity and safety of a business information infrastructure. Courses provide you with a broad knowledge on topics like securing the business information infrastructure, cloud security, security policy, assurance, and forensics.

    Program Features

    • Fully online, 15-credit program
    • Learn from highly respected faculty in both Drexel's LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics
    • New and updated curriculum that focuses on the intersection of applied information technology and business
    • Coursework is project-based to give you additional experience
    • Can be stacked with other certificates to complete the MS in Business Information Technology

    Related Programs

    This certificate is part of a suite of five Business Information Technology certificates that can be applied toward Drexel’s Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT), jointly offered by Drexel's LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics (CCI). Three certificates must be completed to receive the MS degree, including the required foundational Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Management. Learn more about the other four certificates, and MSBIT:

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses
    CT 605 Cloud Security and Virtual Environments 3.0
    CT 620 Security, Policy and Governance 3.0
    INFO 517 Principles of Cybersecurity 3.0
    INFO 710 Information Forensics 3.0
    INFO 712 Information Assurance 3.0
    Total Credits 15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • A 3.0 GPA is preferred in a previously completed degree, bachelor's or above
    • At least 2 years professional experience in business or technology

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • One letter of recommendation, although two are suggested (academic, professional, or both)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, please describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success, and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1316 per credit.

    For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    Merit-Based Scholarships

    The LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics offer the Business Information Technology (BIT) Merit Scholarship to top applicants.

    Submission Guidelines
    All international and domestic applicants to the MS Business Information Technology program and related certificates are automatically considered for a merit scholarship of 20% savings off of the total program tuition when they apply. There is no separate application. Please be sure to include all relevant items with your admissions application.

    Scholarship Qualifications
    Scholarship consideration is based on your admissions application, with a focus on academic achievement, professional experience, and unique personal attributes. The BIT Merit Scholarship is designed to attract top graduate-student talent, positioning you for success in the next step of your career.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

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    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

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    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

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    Spring 2024

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    June 8, 2024

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    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024


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