Information Security & Assurance Graduate Certificate

You will learn to implement and support computer-based information systems with a focus on securing information in this graduate certificate program. 

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance? 

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, which may be completed 100% online, 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

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

View certificate requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

Online Options

This program may be completed 100% online or in a hybrid format. 

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission requirements and deadlines for the certificate are the same as those for the applied information technology master’s program. 


If you have questions about the program, contact Michelle Bowman,
Program Coordinator, by phone 410-704-4309 or email .

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Contact Information

Program Director

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

Program Coordinator

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Michelle Bowman
7800 York Road
Room 206C
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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