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To be a leader in cybersecurity requires more than just technical knowledge - it also requires a deeper understanding of the of the cyber challenges surrounding law, policy, regulations, and ethics. We are offering a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy and Law from three schools within the University of Pittsburgh: the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, School of Law and the School of Computing and Information.
Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary field that involves technical issues, security policies, regulation and law. Our integrated curriculum provides students with the skills to develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies and strengthen cybersecurity environments 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 the School of Computing and Information, one course from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and one course from the School of Law to earn the certificate.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree. All students are expected to complete the progrma within one to two years.
Students enrolled in a Graduate School of Public & International (GSPIA) degree program may count no more than six (6) of of the certificate credits (two courses) toward their degrees.
Students will need to contact the School of Law or School of Comuting & Information to obtain permission to take courses from those schools.