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Graduate Degree Programs


Graduate Credit Certificate Program

James A. Nemes, D.Sc.
School of Graduate Professional Studies
30 E. Swedesford Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-648-3335

This graduate certificate program is designed to provide students with an understanding of various computer and information security domains, including access control, network security, information security and risk management, security architecture and design, and secure software development. To be awarded the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work. Students must complete each course with a grade of C or better and an overall grade-point average of 3.0 in the certificate courses to be awarded the certificate.


Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The successful applicant will possess a degree in science or engineering or a closely aligned field and is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

List of Courses Included in the Certificate

CSE 543. Computer Security (3)
INFSY 563. Network Security (3)
IST 454. Computer and Cyber Forensics (3)
SWENG 510. Secure Software Engineering (3)

Effective Semester: Spring 2014
Expiration Semester: Fall 2018




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