Online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will equip you with the knowledge you need to enter the dynamic field of cybersecurity. Students will learn through high-quality video lectures and collaborative exercises how to prevent and defend attacks on information systems. Using EC Council and Cyberscore training labs, students will develop relevant skills to progress in their existing careers in technology or to build their skillset to enter the job market. 

The content is fully online and asynchronous, meaning students can do their coursework on their own schedule while balancing existing employment or family responsibilities. Courses are module-based and follow an 8-week progression. Students enroll in two part-time courses per semester and will finish the program within ten months. An instructor will be available to guide and support students during their courses, holding office hours and providing help with the content. 


Admission requirements:

To view more detailed requirements and application deadlines, visit our Admissions page.


Program fees:

Please see our Tuition and Fees page.


Credits towards Master's degree in Cybersecurity Analytics

The School is in the process of developing a new Graduate Certificate in Cloud and Operational Technology (OT) Security and a new stackable Master's in Cybersecurity Analytics, subject to approvals by McGill University. Should the programs be approved, students completing this Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity may utilize the credits toward a Master's in Cybersecurity Analytics, with the conditions of meeting the admission requirements and receiving approvals from McGill GPS and SIS. 


Coordinated by top cybersecurity academics and industrial practitioners

The program is created by top cybersecurity academics and industrial practitioners together with the McGill Teaching and Learning Services. Professor Benjamin Fung is a Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity, a Full Professor in the School of Information Studies (SIS), and an Associate Member in the School of Computer Science at McGill University.

Contributing subject matter experts include:

  • Nicolas Bedard (Cloud Customer Engineer at Google)
  • Steven Ding (PhD and Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at McGill University)
  • Eleonore Fournier-Tombs (PhD and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Ottawa)
  • Amin Ranjbar (PhD and Senior Lecturer at McGill University)
  • Anton Stiglic (General Director of IT at Lotto Quebec)
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