May 24, 2020
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.
- Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
- 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
Students with insufficient preparation may be required to take some of the following prerequisites courses:
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:
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.