Information Security & Assurance Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The graduate certificate in information security and assurance covers the study, design, development, implementation and support of information security measures for computer-based information systems. This program provides graduate-level education in IT for students preparing to enter the high-tech work force and those already in the work force who wish to update and enhance their skills. The program is intended for students who have a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, or a related field, who will enter the program for advanced studies. However, the program may also interest you if:

  • You do not have a bachelor's degree in information technology but currently work in the IT field and seek additional academic background for professional growth.
  • You have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than IT and want to prepare yourself for careers in this field.

The certificate course of study can be completed as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Credits also may be applied toward the M.S. degree program in applied information technology.

Certificate Requirements

Application deadlines and admission requirements for the certificate are the same as those for the Applied Information Technology master's program. View certificate requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

View more detailed information about specific courses below:

  • AIT 600         Information Technology Infrastructure 
  • AIT 610         Systems Development Process 
  • AIT 612         Information Systems Vulnerability and Risk Analysis 
  • AIT 614         Network Security 
  • AIT 710         Case Studies in Information Security 
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Program Director

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Cheryl T. Brown
7800 York Road (YR)
Room 444

Program Coordinator

Andrea Chenowith
Applied Information Technology
Andrea Chenowith
7800 York Road
Room 226
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.