Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Privacy

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Privacy provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the understanding, management, and applications of cybersecurity and privacy technology. 

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 

The Certificate in Information Security and Privacy can be completed in as little as 1 semester if enrolled full-time, and 2-3 semesters if enrolled part-time.

Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology or M.S. in Cybersecurity. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in understanding and applying cybersecurity technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for a master’s degree. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

Graduates of the program will learn critical skills for positions in the field of information security and privacy such as:

  • Information Security Analysts 
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers 
  • Software Developers, Applications 
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 
  • Intelligence Analysts 
  • Information Technology Project Managers
  • Computer Systems Engineers/Architects 
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators 
  • Software Developers, Systems Software

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