To provide expertise in hardening computer systems, as well as in establishing information security policies and business continuation planning in organizations.


Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a satisfactory academic record.


18 credits are to be taken from the following courses:

CSCI5525     Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI6731     Computer Networks
CSCI6869     Network Security
CSCI6873     Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
CSCI7741     Disaster Recovery
CSCI7783     Information Security


Students must satisfy the prerequisites of the courses that they will take.


Special tuition rate is available at 33 1/3% off the regular tuition rate for eligible students.

Academic Credits

Courses with number 6000 or higher completed through this certificate program can be credited toward the M.S. Computer Science program. Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of the Academic Advisor.