Admissions Requirements
Certificate Academic Requirements
Continuation to one of the Master’s Degree Programs
Instructions for online application

The Department of Computer Science (CS) in The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) offers a graduate certificate program in Computer Security and Information Assurance. The objective of this certificate program is to provide a coordinated four-course sequence in computer security and information assurance that emphasizes concepts in Computer Security augmented with current industry standard techniques and challenges. It provides an alternative to the full M.S. program for practicing computer scientists and other information technology personnel who wish to extend their education beyond the B.S. level, and to those who wish to acquire up-to-date knowledge in the burgeoning field of computer and network security.

The CSIA certificate can be earned by completing four courses in the program, each with a minimum grade of a B, during the regular academic semesters, as described in the Certificate Requirements.

Note: Not all courses are available each semester. Please note that continuous enrollment in the fall and spring semesters must be maintained.  If you are not able to register for an appropriate course in fall or spring, you must register for a leave of absence in that semester.

Please see the Department of Computer Science about registration for a leave.