2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Graduate Certificate Programs > Cybersecurity, Certificate
Program Director: Ahmed Salem, Ph.D.; firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-696-3731
The Certificate in Cybersecurity prepares students for CISSP® certification, a globally recognized standard of achievement in the field of information security. The certificate is offered as a two-year, one-course-per-term (including one summer session) program, requiring three core courses and two electives.
This program is designed for students who have a solid background in Computer Science or Information Technology, either through formal study or professional experience. All official transcripts and a résumé/CV that provides educational and professional experience with specific information about mathematics background, programming background, if any, and technical skills must be submitted. Applicants should also provide a statement of purpose indicating their motivation for choosing the program and the goals they hope to achieve through completing it.
The Cybersecurity Certificate requires the completion of prerequisite courses designed to provide the appropriate background knowledge. Students with undergraduate degrees in computer science or a related field may be waived from one or both of these courses:
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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