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Computer Security and Information Assurance (Graduate Certificate)

This program will prepare students for the computer security field in business and government, which is expanding locally and globally. The field is predicted to foster job growth, especially in the Washington metropolitan area.

Admission Requirements: In addition to Universitywide requirements for graduate certificate admission, the applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree and show significant coursework or experience in Information Technology or Computer Science.

Course Substitution Policy: If a student can demonstrate a depth of prior experience and/or education, higher-level courses can be substituted for 500-level courses.

Certificate Requirements
18 credits
Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.
  • IT 520 Enterprise Infrastructure and Networks
  • IT 530 Computer Security
  • IT 535 Advanced Computer Security
  • IT 547 Security and Privacy of Electronic Documents
  • IT 570 Information Assurance and Policy
  • One (1) course from the following: IT 560 Cryptography, IT 575 Information Security Management, IT 670 Computer Network Defense