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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog
University of Pittsburgh
   
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 30, 2022
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information and Network Security, Graduate Certificate


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This 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Information & Network Security is designed to address the needs of professionals who hold a baccalaureate or Master’s degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in cybersecurity.

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information is widely recognized for our excellence in cybersecurity research and education. The School has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) since 2004 and enjoys a top ten ranking among more than 400 institutions of higher education with programs in Cybersecurity.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Information and Network Security program must:

  • complete the two core courses with a grade of B- or better
  • complete three of the elective courses with a grade of C or better.

Course work must be completed within a period of four calendar years from the student’s initial registration in the graduate certificate program.

Required Core Courses


Students must complete the two following courses with a grade of B- or better:

Admissions Requirements


The following are requirements and prerequisites for admission to the certificate program.

15-Credit Post-Bachelor’s Certificates

A BS/BE degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field with a scholastic average of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

15-Credit Post-Master’s Certificates

An MS degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, Telecommunications, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field with a scholastic average of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

Pre-requisite coursework

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

Required application documents

In addition to the online application, applicants must provide official transcripts for previous coursework.

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