Cyber Operations


Why study Cyber Operations?

The focus of our technical, interdisciplinary graduate certificate program is to produce exceptional cybersecurity professionals with expertise in various disciplines of cyber operations related to specialized intelligence, military, and law enforcement — ultimately increasing the security of our nation.

Admission Requirements

  • Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates
  • GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 92) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

In June 2014, the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command designated the University of Cincinnati (UC) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) for five consecutive academic years.

UC is the thirteenth of eighteen CAE-COs and offers a technical, interdisciplinary curriculum centered in fields such as computer science, computer engineering, information technology, political science, and criminology. Our educational offerings covers the entire cybersecurity spectrum -- human behavior and strategic policy analysis, software and network integration, algorithm development, data encryption and information security analytics.

As an extension of President Obama’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, the CAE-CO’s supports the government’s effort to better protect cyberspace. “The nation increasingly needs professionals with highly technical cyber skills to help keep America safe today and to help the country meet future challenges and adapt with greater agility“ according to Dr. Stephen LaFountain, Dean of the College of Cyber at the National Security Agency.

Research or professional careers in Cyber Operations.

It is an intercollegiate program with participating faculty that teach one or more courses required by the program. They contribute modules on special topics and/or offer training and research opportunities.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines and additional application information can be found at:
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Teresa Hamad
812 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0030
(513) 556-2833

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Program Code: 20GC-CPCO-GC