Graduate Certification Program

Information Assurance

The Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance provides you with a core foundation of knowledge and applied expertise in information security controls, the regulatory environment, and information risk management and incident response.

Learn how to balance defenses and risks to secure the integrity of information in storage; ensure its accessibility to authorized personnel and inaccessibility to unauthorized personnel; and maintain the confidentiality of an organization or agency's sensitive, identifying and personal data.

Required Courses

The certificate requires two core courses and two concentration courses, for a total of 12 credit hours. For a full list of courses, view the Graduate Catalog.

Students must choose two courses from the following pre-approved electives:

Deadlines

Fall 2015

The Fall 2015 term begins on Aug. 24, 2015

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Aug. 24, 2015.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Oct. 19, 2015.

Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 term application deadline is Dec. 4, 2015
The Spring 2016 term begins Jan. 11, 2016

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin Jan. 11, 2016.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin March 2, 2016.

Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 term application deadline is April 29, 2016

Session one courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin May 16, 2016.
Session two courses are delivered in an eight-week format, and will begin July 11, 2016.