Through quality distance educational programmes, excellence in teaching and research, and direct connections to the cyber security industry, EC-Council University aspires to be an educational leader in cyber security. Our students of today will become the cyber security leaders of tomorrow. EC-Council University offers Non-Degree seeking courses, Bachelors of Science in Cybersecurity, Masters in both Cybersecurity and Computer Science as well as Graduate Certification programmes. Certifications are embedded in ECCU courses ensuring students the ability to actually earn the much needed, and industry recognised certifications required in the workplace.
EC-Council University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognised accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
There are four sessions per year starting in January, April, July and October.
Graduate Certificate Programmes
The EC-Council University has been ranked in “The Top 45 Online Master’s in Internet Security Degree Programmes” by Intelligent.com, highlighting our high standards of quality postsecondary education.
The Knowledge Review Magazine recognised EC-Council University in the annual listing of “The 20 Most Valuable Online Colleges in America,” which highlights online universities that use contemporary technology in shaping their curriculum, alongside innovative educational procedures and crafting a prolific career for every student.
EC-Council University accepts college-level courses for consideration of transfer from accredited U.S. or foreign equivalent institutions on a case-by-case basis. Computer technology courses (including academic cybersecurity credits) must have been earned within the last ten years for consideration. Credits must be from institutions accredited by an agency recognised by the U.S. Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities. The classes must closely correspond with EC-Council University courses and the student must have earned a grade of “B” or higher for the Master’s and Graduate Certificate Programmes. All course transfer credits for the Bachelor’s programme must be a “C” or better.
To begin the process, submit an official transcript or NACES/NAFSA evaluation. ECCU will evaluate all transcripts for potential transfer credit. The transfer credit must come from classes equivalent to the same level of education and learning outcomes as the degree coursework. Students may receive a maximum of 18 graduate credit hours of transfer credit in the graduate programme and 30 credits of transfer credit in addition to the required 60 credits for admission for a total of 90 transfer credit hours in the undergraduate programme.
Transfer credits are not considered in the calculation of the student’s ECCU cumulative GPA. Transfer credits accepted will count for both attempted and completed credits for the Satisfactory Academic Progress calculation of pace of completion (Percentage of Credit Completion – PCC). All transfer credits must map to ECCU programme course requirements to be utilized as transfer credit. General education course requirements are 25% of the total transfer credit and the total of the undergraduate programme requirements. Minimum Math and English requirements are considered a part of the General Education requirement for undergraduate students. EC-Council University may also accept transfer credits from military and other non-traditional sources such as credits recommended by American Council on Education (ACE) or National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS); other sources may be considered. All non-traditional credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Decisions concerning the acceptance of credits or degrees earned at EC-Council University are at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students considering continuing their educations at or transferring to another institution must not assume that the receiving institution will accept credits or degrees earned at ECCU. An institution’s licensure or accreditation does not guarantee that credits or degrees earned at that institution will be accepted for transfer by any other institution. Students must contact the registrar of the receiving institution to determine what credits or degrees earned that the other institution will accept.
As a prospective EC-Council University student, you may be allowed a course waiver from demonstrated knowledge gained from industry certifications. Students are required to provide documentation of the certificates for the course(s) for which you are seeking a course waiver. Course waivers for industry certificates are awarded based on assessment by ECCU administrative team. Certifications must not be older than one year past the expiration date. Certifications can only be used in one programme, e.g., if a student started in the Bachelor’s programme and applied their CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) as a course waiver for the CIS 404 Course. Should the student wish to complete a new degree such as the MSCS after completing the BSCS degree, they are not able to use the CEH certificate as another waiver for the ECCU 501 (Master’s equivalent) course. Course waivers will not appear as course credit on transcripts. Submit all supporting documents to email@example.com. You will be notified of any course waivers that you are eligible to receive, and this will be reflected in your degree plan accordingly.
Students may receive a maximum of 18 credit hours of graduate credit and 30 hours of undergraduate credit of transfer certification credits as evaluated using the prior learning portfolio. Students may not receive both graduate and undergraduate credit for the same certifications. The limit for a total award of transfer credit, including both credit awarded for courses from other universities and credit awarded from the prior learning portfolio, may not exceed 90 hours for the undergraduate programme and 18 credit hours for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity programme. Three transfer credits may not be used to meet credit requirements for the graduate certificates. Transfer/certification credits are not considered in the calculation of the student’s ECCU cumulative GPA.