This graduate credit certificate is designed to provide students with a foundation in information systems cybersecurity. The certificate will enable those completing the program to market to academic institutions, government, and technology-based businesses. Students will be exposed to principles, models, tools, and applications in information security that specifically focus on network security, security and risk management, digital forensics, knowledge management, crisis and disaster management, and web security and privacy.
The certificate program is an attractive option for those seeking a career change or for individuals working in the industry who have no formal undergraduate academic education in information systems cybersecurity. The certificate is also attractive for individuals who do not wish a full master's degree program or for individuals who might wish to take a certificate to determine if they are interested in a complete postbaccalaureate degree program in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations.
Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied toward a graduate degree, subject to restrictions outlined in GCAC-309 Transfer Credit. Certificate students who wish to have certificate courses applied towards a graduate degree must apply and be admitted to that degree program. Admission to a graduate degree program is a separate step and is not guaranteed.
Effective Semester: Spring 2022
Expiration Semester: Spring 2027
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
To be awarded the certificate, students must successfully complete 15 credits of course work. A 3.0 GPA must be obtained in order to successfully complete the certificate.
|IST 451||Network Security||3|
|IST 554||Network Management and Security||3|
|IST 815||Foundations of Information Security and Assurance||3|
|IST 852||Knowledge Management||3|
|Select 3 credits from a list of approved electives available from the program office.||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
- to solve practical problems. Integrate the use of disciplinary methods, techniques, and knowledge
- PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Make use of ethical standards and principles of integrity as a foundation in decision-making.
- THINK: Search, evaluate, and synthesize literature to integrate cyber security principles into disciplines and professional fields.