May 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Security


This four-course certificate program is designed to provide working computer science and computer information systems professionals the opportunity to take post-baccalaureate courses directly related to the security industry. The program provides essential knowledge in areas related to security, cryptography and network security, all critical to this important domain of computer science.

Admission to the Program


The program has a rolling admissions policy, meaning that a student can apply at any time and be notified of admission within 2 to 4 weeks. Conditional admission may be granted.

Applications for admission are available from the Office of Graduate Programs. Admission to the program is not granted until the application materials are submitted and reviewed.

Admission Criteria


  1. Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  3. Written statement indicating personal goals for graduate study.

Priority Application Deadline


August 1 for Fall entry
November 15 for Winter entry
March 15 for Spring entry
May 15 for Summer entry

International applications are due:
May 1 for Fall entry
September 1 for Winter entry

Prerequisites


Students with insufficient preparation may be required to take some of the following prerequisites courses:

B. Programming


All students are required to take a programming proficiency test and, based on its score, may be required to take:

C. Additional Computer Science Courses


Students without a Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Security, or related bachelor’s degree are required to take:

Note


All requirements must be completed within six calendar years of initial enrollment in the program.

An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for program completion. A grade point average less than 3.0 constitutes sufficient basis for probationary status and, if not improved, dismissal from the program. Students with probationary status must make progress toward good standing to continue in the program.