Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
The Information Assurance and Security graduate certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in continuing education in methodologies and tools necessary for protecting information and information systems. The certificate provides an in-depth study of protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information using technology, people, and policy.
The courses required to receive this certificate have been certified by the National Security Agency; students completing this certificate will also receive certification for the CNSS 4011 national standard.
This certificate requires 9 credit hours for completion.
Point of Pride
The School of Information Technology is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security through 2020.
University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
Additional Program Admission Requirements
A student applying to this program must:
- have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
- submit official GRE scores if your GPA is lower than 3.0 (use institutional code 1319)
International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 88 iBT, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based; the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0 band.
- Fall Term — March 1 preferred; May 1 final
- Spring Term — September 1 preferred; October 1 final