Where are classes located?

The University of Chicago Cybersecurity Bootcamp is taught in a virtual environment. You can interact remotely with your peers and instructors via cloud-based chat from the comfort of your own home.

When can I join?

Courses begin on a rolling basis.

Do I need a degree or any experience before applying?

There are no prerequisites required to enroll in the University of Chicago Cybersecurity Bootcamp.

Can I apply any credits to a degree?

Participation in our professional program does not result in credits applicable to any other courses or degree programs.

How much does tuition cost?

Tuition for the Cybersecurity Bootcamp is $17,800, not including the introductory course for $180.

Does the University of Chicago Professional Education Cybersecurity Bootcamp, offered in partnership with ThriveDX, accept Veteran Benefits such as the GI Bill® Benefit?

Yes, we do accept the GI Bill® Benefit. The University of Chicago Cybersecurity Bootcamp, offered in partnership with ThriveDX, is one of the only VA-approved non-credit cybersecurity bootcamps in the US. If you have questions about your eligibility for VA benefits (veterans, reserve or guard, spouses and children) or how to apply for benefits, please reach out to the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities at veterans@uchicago.edu. Or, you can access more information by clicking here.

Do I need to be a current student to qualify?

No. Our Cybersecurity Bootcamp is open to individuals with any professional or educational background.

I work full-time already. Will I still be able to join a bootcamp?

We designed our program with busy schedules in mind. Cybersecurity courses take place on evening weekdays to fit into your life.

Do I need to purchase supplies, such as books or software?

All learners are required to have access to a computer with the minimum requirements, as well as a reliable internet connection. Additional supplies may be required.

What is ThriveDX?

The University of Chicago has partnered with ThriveDX to provide innovative professional development in cybersecurity. ThriveDX provides more than a decade of experience in digital training, excelling in knowledge transfer expertise directly to learners.

How do I become a hiring partner?

Fill out the form below, or call 773.389.4960 to connect with one of our Partner Account Managers.

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