Information and Network Security

This 15-credit graduate certificate in Information and Network Security is designed to address the needs of professionals who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in cybersecurity.

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information is widely recognized for our excellence in cybersecurity research and education. The School has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) since 2004 and enjoys a top ten ranking among more than 400 institutions of higher education with programs in Cybersecurity.

Required Core Courses

Students must complete the two following courses with a grade of B- or better:

Elective Courses

Students must complete three elective courses with a grade of C or better. A list of recommended elective courses is provided below. With advisor approval, students may choose an alternate elective.

Other Requirements

Coursework must be completed within a period of four calendar years from the student’s initial registration in the graduate certificate program.