Graduate Certificate in Computer Security and Information Assurance
The graduate certificate in computer security and information assurance provides a strong technical education in the security of computer systems and networks, as well as training in related policy issues. The program emphasizes concepts in computer security, augmented with current industry standard techniques and challenges. It provides an alternative to the full master of science degree program for practicing computer scientists and other information technology personnel who wish to extend their education beyond the bachelor of science level, and to those who wish to acquire up-to-date knowledge in the burgeoning field of computer and network security. Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, related preparation in science, mathematics, programming, and foundational computer science courses. Applicants who lack the necessary background may be required to take proficiency courses before taking courses toward the completion of the certificate.
The George Washington University has been recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Education-Research and by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses chosen from the list below.
|CSCI 6531||Computer Security|
|CSCI 6541||Network Security|
|Two of the following:|
|CSCI 6532||Information Policy|
|CSCI 6542||Computer Network Defense|
|CSCI 6547||Wireless and Mobile Security|
|CSCI 6548||E-Commerce Security|
|CSCI 8331||Advanced Cryptography|
|CSCI 8531||Advanced Topics in Security|