Security Certificate Program
The security certificate program requires admission
as a graduate student in the Computer Science department.
The program requires 21 hours total of graduate classes. There are five
core classes for a total of 15 hours. In addition two optional
classes must be taken from the optional class
list below for the needed additional
six credit hours. In summary seven graduate classes must be taken,
five are core, and two classes are optional. All graduate classes
are 3 credit hour classes.
How to Enroll in the Program
The first step, is to gain admission to our graduate C.S. program
as either an M.S. or Ph.D candidate. Note that an M.S. candidate
may choose to either get both an M.S. and the Security Certificate,
or just complete the Security Certificate.
Once you are admitted as a graduate student,
carefully fill out the GO-19M form needed for admission to
the certificate program. (Note: The GO-19M form is for M.S. students
and the GO-19D form is for Ph,D students). Make sure you ADD a certificate to
your program. (We won't let you make a mistake here). You
also need your adviser's signature on the form. Your adviser
must approve your plan to get the Security Certificate.
The form may be obtained from the departmental secretaries.
Please return the form to them when done.
Once you have submitted your form, the security admissions committee
will meet and approve or deny your application. We will send you
a letter to let you know our decision.
Graduate Certificate Instructions
(first page only) for more details about the process.
Required Core Classes:
Optional Class List:
Either one (but not both) of those classes is acceptable:
- Principles of Software Engineering
- Software Implementation and Testing
- Computer Security Seminar
Computer Security Practicum
Introduction to Computer Forensics
- Theories of Crime and Justice
(PSU Criminology and Criminal Justice Division - Hatfield School
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