Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeRaghu Sangwan
Program CodeCTAP

Great Valley

World Campus

The Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention 12-credit graduate certificate at Penn State Great Valley prepares students to understand the diverse and global cyberattacks, cyber laws and regulations, vulnerabilities, threats, and surveillance systems, while gaining certain fundamental skills to plan, prevent, protect, detect, analyze, respond, mitigate, and recover from threats and attacks in a sophisticated and large-scale basis.

Effective Semester: Summer 2024
Expiration Semester: Summer 2029

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) throughout the program.

Required Courses
INSC 831Contemporary Information Systems Architecture3
INSC 561Web Security and Privacy3
Select at least two of the following:6
Data Mining
Data Visualization
Network and Predictive Analytics for Socio-Technical Systems
Computer and Cyber Forensics
Network Management and Security
Cybersecurity Analytics
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Effectively communicate cyber security knowledge, including vulnerability, threat, cyberattack analysis, and suspicious and attack findings in written formats in a manner appropriate to the audience.
  2. Collect and Analyze data to uncover, detect, and analyse network suspicious activities and cyberattacks.
  3. Demonstrate understandings and skills to plan, protect, respond, mitigate, and recover from cyber threats and attacks.


Campus Great Valley
Graduate Program Head Guanghua Qiu
Program Contact

Sharon V. Patterson
(610) 648-3318

Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Guanghua Qiu
Program Contact

Sharon V. Patterson
Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern PA 19355
(610) 648-3318

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