Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Certificate

2024 through2025 Academic Year
Post-Master's Certificate

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

In this post-master's certificate program, students learn how to develop an information security program, assess security risk in business processes, identify and implement a system of controls for security governance and regulatory compliance, plan and conduct IT audits, and develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

IS 444
CSEC 440
CSEC 533
IS 505
IS 506

A student in a certificate program may not use a course already taken as part of an MS program. In particular, students with an MS from CDM may not reuse, for certificate credit, any course already taken for the MS. A faculty advisor can make an appropriate substitution. A student in a certificate program may substitute a maximum of two courses.

A student must earn at least B- in each of the five courses and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 to receive the certificate. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in any IT field or business subject or a master’s degree in any subject plus three or more years of IT experience. Applicants must submit transcripts from their master's degree and a resume for consideration. Select Governance, Risk Management & Compliance – Post-Master’s Certificate under the Program Selection on the DePaul Application.

These certificate programs are not eligible to issue an I-20 for F1 students.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete the online application ($25 application fee).
  • Submit a resume.
  • Submit official transcripts from all college and universities attended, one of which must show the conferral of a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • U.S. college and university transcripts should be mailed to the address below.
    • DePaul alumni/undergraduate students applying for graduate admission must also submit a DePaul transcript. You can request a free electronic transcript.

Double Demon Scholarship

Any newly admitted student who has graduated from DePaul (has a degree conferred—bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate) is eligible to receive a Double Demon Scholarship, a 25% automatic discount for any GRADUATE coursework they take after that conferred degree. This applies to MS, MA, MFA, and certificate programs offered through the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. The Double Demon Scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional aid or discount.