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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Feb 06, 2023
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Cybersecurity, Policy and Law

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Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary domain that involves technical issues, security policies, regulation, and law.  Our integrated curriculum - incorporating coursework from Pitt’s School of Computing and Information, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and School of Law — provides students with the skills to develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies and strengthen cybersecurity ecosystems to minimize risk. 

As part of the certificate’s multidisciplinary approach, the certificate requires courses to be taken from all three Pitt schools. Students must complete a minimum of three courses from SCI, one course from GSPIA, and one course from the School of Law to earn the certificate.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students must have at least a BA or BS in computer science, information science, engineering, or similar type of degree.

Admissions Requirements

The following are requirements and prerequisites for admission to the Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law program.

All applicants must submit:

  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s aptitude and motivation to pursue studies at a level beyond the bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

Applicants must have successfully completed at least one three-credit college course with a grade of B or better in each of the following:

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