Cybersecurity Certificate

Professional Studies Certificate

In today’s ever changing cybersecurity landscape, the success of a security program needs to have its roots in risk management -- implementing security controls and compliance with regulatory requirements to achieve the level of risk tolerance acceptable to the organization.


The cybersecurity certificate program lays the foundation for security professionals to achieve success.  The cybersecurity program provides a robust baseline of skills needed to adapt to changes in business, technology, and threat environments. Within the program, emphasis will be placed on the concept of risk management, risk tolerance, and risk mitigation.

At a Glance

How many courses?

Six courses—five core courses and one elective.

How much does it cost?

$15,120—based on completing all courses during the 2024–2025 Academic Year.

Flexible scheduling

With online, in-person, and hybrid course options, you can complete this certificate on your terms and at your pace.


Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADITxxxxCybersecurity Fundamentals
ADIT2000Computer Security
Technical Writing 
ADITxxxxComputer Networks 
ADITxxxxSystems Analysis and Design


Complete one of the following courses:

ADIT1985Python Programming
ADIT1990C++ Programming




Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Start Your Application

There is no application fee, and résumés are optional.

If you are mailing hard copies of application materials, please send them to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. 

Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Please mail transcripts to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

If your academic institution provides electronic transcripts please indicate as the recipient.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.



Please contact Anna Hughes,

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