Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance, Security, and Privacy

info assurance, security, privacyAs advances in information technology have made it easier to collect, store, process, and generate data at a staggering rate, concerns over the security of what is collected and the potential for security breaches and personal violations have also increased substantially. The Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance, Security, and Privacy meets the demand of organizations and government agencies for employees skilled in information security and privacy. The program provides theoretical foundation and practical understanding of information security and privacy environment of the 21st Century. It offers the latest thinking and best practices on all aspects of information security and privacy technologies, tools, methodologies, and management. Professionals with a bachelor’s in any undergraduate academic discipline may apply.

Required Courses (9 credit hours)

  • ISM 671 Data Management (3 credit hours)
  • ISM 673 Telecommunications and Networks (3 credit hours)
  • ISM 676 Information Security and Privacy (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (3-6 credit hours from the following or other approved courses)

  • ISM 675 Business Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • ISM 679 Special Topics in Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript confirming a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree for the Post-Graduate Certificate) from an accredited college or university
  • TOEFL scores, taken within last 2 years (for international applicants)
  • Statement of purpose highlighting career and educational goals
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completed Graduate School application and $65 application fee

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1 | Spring: November 1 | Summer: April 1 (limited)
  • International Students – Fall: May 15 | Spring: September 15 | Summer: February 15 (limited)

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Tuition and Fees

For information on tuition and fees, go to UNCG Online website. Be sure to scroll down for information on in-state, out-of-state, and military tuition rates. Please note: online students will not be assessed an orientation fee. However, the Bryan School assess a differential tuition fee for its graduate programs. The differential tuition averages $200 per credit hour.

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