Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Major: NUPR
Degree Awarded: CERT
Unit: GS
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/speed/computer/graduate-studies/networkAndInfoSecurity

Program Information

The Cybersecurity graduate certificate program consists of 12 credit hours with two required courses from Computer Engineering and Computer Science department and two elective courses selected from a list of relevant elective courses in CECS department

Admission Requirements

The admission standards for the Graduate Certificate program in Data Science are as follows:

  1. All admission applications for the Graduate Certificate program shall include:
    1. a completed application for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies,
    2. an application fee,
    3. official transcript(s) for all previous post-secondary coursework.  All transcripts not in English must be certified as authentic and translated verbatim into English.
  2. The minimum requirement for admission is the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution or current enrollment in an undergraduate Speed School program.
  3. The successful applicant will typically have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (on a 4.00 scale).
  4. International students whose primary language is not English must show English language proficiency. Applicants must either submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score, or demonstrate a degree award from an acceptable English language institution.  The successful applicant will typically have a total TOEFL score of 80 or higher or an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or higher.

Students enrolling in this graduate certificate program will need to have sufficient background to be successful. Therefore, students must have completed the required course prerequisites, or have equivalent knowledge from courses taken at other universities, or from work experience. Prerequisites include courses (or equivalent) such as CECS 130, CECS 310, and CECS 503.

Students can enroll in a Graduate Certificate program either as a non-degree seeking student or as a student simultaneously enrolled in a graduate degree program and this graduate certificate program.  Students who wish to earn a graduate degree must meet all admission criteria for the degree program.

All students enrolled in a graduate certificate program are expected to make steady and satisfactory progress toward the completion of the certificate. Students who are not enrolled for a period of more than 12 months will be considered to have withdrawn from the certificate program. Students who seek to return after such a period of time must contact the graduate program director.

Certificate Requirements

The following certificate requirements are mandatory of all Graduate Certificate candidates:

  1. The Certificate Program of Study must be completed with a 3.00 GPA or better for all graduate courses used to satisfy certificate requirements. 
  2. Graduate certificate students must take all certificate course work at the University of Louisville. No transfer credits will be accepted toward a graduate certificate.

Curriculum

A total of 12 credit hours are required with two required courses and two elective courses.

Faculty

Nihat Altiparmak

Assistant Professor

Antonio E. Badia

Associate Professor

Dar-Jen Chang

Associate Professor

Ahmed H. Desoky

Associate Professor

Adel S. Elmaghraby
Professor

Department Chair

Hichem Frigui

Professor

Ibrahim N. Imam

Associate Professor

Mehmed Kantardzic

Professor

Anup Kumar

Professor

Adrian Lauf

Assistant Professor

Olfa Nasraoui

Professor

Juw Won Park

Assistant Professor

Eric C Rouchka

Professor

Roman V. Yampolskiy

Associate Professor

Hui Zhang

Assistant Professor