The graduate NanoCert in Advanced Cybersecurity/Cybercrime is a three-course program including the study of advanced cybercrime analysis, intrusion detection and incident handling, and advanced digital forensics.

This program has specific admission requirements.

NanoCert Objectives

After successfully completing this NanoCert, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the dimensions of criminal activity in the world of cyber security.
  • Apply current laws and legal actions to analysis of criminal activity
  • Differentiate the rules of evidence such as chain of custody, preservation of evidence, and procedural requirements.
  • Evaluate common methods of detection & prevention.
  • Analyze the legal issues, ethical challenges, and societal impacts of digital forensic

Programmatic Admission Requirements

For this program, you must provide an official transcript of your previously completed bachelor's or master's degree and have ONE of the following:

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in information technology or a related field (ex: computer science, information systems, database development, etc.)
  • 2 years of work experience in the specific sub-field for this degree
  • Completion of one of our undergraduate IT certificates
  • Completion of 6 credits in IT-related courses 
  • Completion of an IT-related minor or concentration during your undergraduate program
  • Certifications in at least one of the below, should be active and earned since 2010:
    1. CompTIA Security+®
    2. CompTIA Network+® 
    3. CompTIA A+® 
    4. CompTIA Project+®
    5. CISSP® certification    
    6. SSCP®
    7. EC-Council Ethical Hacking
    8. Cisco CCNA® Security
    9. Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute

CompTIA Security+®, CompTIA Network+®, CompTIA A+®, and CompTIA Project+® are all registered trademarks of the Computer Technology Industry Association, Inc.

CISSP® and SSCP® are registered trademarks of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.

CCNA® is a registered trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc.


  • If the IT-specific requirements are not noted in the official bachelor's or master's transcript, you must provide official copies of your undergraduate transcripts that show the appropriate coursework.
  • The verification of the 2 years’ work experience needs to be sent to the university via formal resume/CV.
  • Preadmission courses completed at the undergraduate level must be graded C or better; B or better at the graduate level.

Please visit our AMU or APU graduate admission page for more information on institutional admission requirements.

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If you have questions regarding a program’s admission requirements, please contact an admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

NanoCert Requirements (9 semester hours)

ISSC630Advanced Cybercrime Analysis3
ISSC642Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling3
ISSC650Advanced Digital Forensics3
Total Semester Hours9