Graduate Certificate in Information System Security
Program Sheet (pdf)
The Graduate Certificate in Information System Security program requires a total of 15 credit-hours (five courses). Offered online and on-campus in South Florida, the graduate certificate is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) based on its certification of the school’s curriculum for compliance with the requirements of NSA national training standards NSTISSI No. 4011 (Information Systems Security Professionals) and CNSSI No. 4013 (System Administrators). As a result of this certification, Federal civilian and military personnel will be permitted to take the school’s certified graduate courses under government sponsorship, and the school is authorized to issue certificates to students who complete such courses. Individuals may apply to take one or more certified information security courses as non-degree students.
Students must take the five courses listed below in order to earn an information systems security certificate. Each of these courses has prerequisite requirements that may be satisfied by taking the prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions or by demonstrating equivalent experience or the completion of equivalent courses taken elsewhere.
Students select a preferred format (online or on-campus) in their admission applications, but once admitted may take the information systems security courses in either format. Students electing the online format may participate in online classes from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Each class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 16 weeks in the fall and winter terms and 14 weeks in the summer term.