This certificate provides students with in-depth study and hands-on analysis of critical
organizational issues in information assurance and cyber security. Courses focus on
providing solutions to business information systems, data and security needs.
The Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance offers the perfect academic supplement
for professionals wanting to increase and showcase their knowledge of information
assurance and can be a gateway to the Masters in Management Information Systems (MSIS)
degree with an emphasis in cybersecurity.
Required Courses (6 credit hours):
MSIS 5203: Advanced Data Communications
MSIS 5213: Information Assurance Management
Electives (6 credit hours - select two of the following):
MSIS 5233: Applied Information Systems Security
MSIS 5253: Advanced System Certification and Accreditation
MSIS 5273: Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
MSIS 5713: Scripting
Admissions requirements and deadlines
For fall admission, application must be complete by July 1 of the same year.
For spring admission, application must be complete by December 1 of the prior year.
All transcripts from bachelor degree studies as well as a CV/resume must be submitted
by the deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. Applications that are incomplete
at the deadline will not be reviewed. This application does not require recommendation
letters, purpose statement or entrance exams such as the GMAT or GRE.