This certificate program is designed to advance your skills in the areas of cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics.  Businesses across all industry sectors are seeking technology savvy professionals who are able to work as specialists in the areas of system/process modeling and big data analytics as both technical and managerial leaders. The objective of the Cyber Analytics certificate program in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University is to provide the student with skills in utilizing big data, modeling, analytics, and statistical learning methods to analyze complex systems and processes, uncover dependencies, weaknesses, risks, and identify corrective actions, both within the cyber domain and outside of it.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in a quantitative discipline such as science, engineering, or business. Students from other disciplines will be considered based on prior coursework or industry experience. Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.  Current Saint Joseph’s University students in quantitative programs are also welcome to apply and enroll in this certificate.


The Cyber Analytics certificate program requires completion of 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in courses taken at SJU. Students entering the certificate program may fulfill prerequisites such as a working knowledge of R programming language, and advanced statistics through coursework as well as through significant industry related experience.  Students are expected to have achieved a grade of A- or higher in prior advanced statistics courses or provide reasonable evidence of such professional skills.  Specific prerequisites are required for core courses listed below and are met through the scheduled course sequence.

Certificate Courses

DSS 740 Analytics with Machine Learning

DSS 750 Fundamentals of Cyber Security

DSS 760 CPS Framework

DSS 790 Advanced Topics in Cyber Analytics