Graduate Certificate in Computer Security Program Requirements for catalogs prior to Fall 2015:

Current and inactive students who are enrolled in this program prior to Fall 2015 may opt to remain with the graduate program requirements from their current catalog, or move forward to the newest graduate program requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Computer Security.


Explores topics like cryptography, secure programming, security protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection, and social engineering. Continues on with in-depth material on advanced crypto and protocols, honeypots, wireless network security, and attacker techniques, and LDAP complemented with hands-on lab exercises.

Software developers, system administrators, IT and R&D managers, business professionals with sufficient background, and legal professionals will gain a broad set of technologies unique to the problem of securing computing platforms.

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Computer Security students must finish the six required SEIS courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better. Students will be able to use the Graduate Certificate in Computer Security as a base to continue in the Master of Science degree.

Please note: Students who are in a Graduate Programs in Software master's track cannot transfer into this certificate program midstream; however, a student may complete this certificate after completing a master’s degree.

Required Courses [6 courses]:

  • SEIS 640  Operating Systems Design  
  • SEIS 645  Computer & Network Communication 
  • SEIS 650  Legal Issues in Technology 
  • SEIS 720  Computer Security 
  • SEIS 721  Advanced Computer Security 
  • SEIS 722  Computer Forensics 

View SEIS Course Catalog.