Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law

Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary domain that involves technical issues, security policies, regulation, and law. Our integrated curriculum—incorporating coursework from Pitt’s School of Computing and Information, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and School of Law—provides students with the skills to develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies and strengthen cybersecurity ecosystems 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 SCI, one course from GSPIA, and one course from the School of Law to earn the certificate.


Students can select from the following courses across the three schools to build a program around their interests:

School of Computing and Information courses

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs courses

School of Law courses