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  Dec 05, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (traditional and online formats)

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Admission Requirements:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Computing and Information Systems or related area and comparable experience working in the IT field.Students without this background may complete the following prerequisite courses before beginning the certificate:CSC 116, 216, 220, 314, 309, 330, 422 & 423 (26 hours). Prospective students must have previously completed courses in Networks, Operating Systems, and Computer Ethics.
  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA in major and or prerequisite courses listed above.
  • Programming proficiency in C or other acceptable language.
  • Acceptable score on the GRE

Certificate Requirements:

CSC 5435 Computer Security  

CSC 5436 Cryptography & Network Security  

CSC 5438 Computer & Network Forensics  

CSC 6530 Ethics & Law in Information Security  

CSC 6536 Wireless, Mobile, & Cloud Computing  

CSC 6540 Development, Assessment, & Implementation of Information Security  

  • To obtain the certificate, a student must complete the above-mentioned courses with an average grade of 3.0 (b) or higher and no more than 2 grades of C
  • Certificates must be completed within 4 years.Courses completed more than 4 years ago may not be acceptable for the certificate.
  • All courses applied to this certificate program must be taken from Mississippi College.
  • Students are required to purchase textbooks and a membership in the ACM with the Digital Library.


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