What We Offer

Cybersecurity Education for Working Professionals

Whether you want to expand your career options or be more competitive in your chosen field, cybersecurity skills can lead to better job security, a premium salary, and rewarding challenges. But you have work, family, and financial obligations that make it difficult to return for a full graduate degree. At the Professional Institute at SCI, we can help you reach your goals faster—without sacrificing the educational quality and rigor you have come to expect from the University of Pittsburgh.  

The institute’s unique and flexible approach for working professionals makes it easier than ever for you to gain the skills you need right away, when the need is greatest. Our cybersecurity micro-credential pathways prepare you to take on real-word cybersecurity challenges in the shortest amount of time. We also offer two graduate certificates: a Graduate Certificate in Information and Network Security and a multidisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law which spans across three Pitt schools. Earn a full Master’s degree at a university designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Whatever program you choose, you will feel empowered to meet tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges, protecting data and networks.  

Explore our programs to find what works best for you: 

Boot Camp for Non-tech Professionals

Have you wanted to pursue a career in cybersecurity, but felt like you didn’t have the necessary tech skills? Our 40-hour asynchronous boot camp helps you build the tech skills needed to pursue a cybersecurity education.

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Professional Education  

Our online cybersecurity micro-credential offers three distinct pathways, enabling you to gain the in-demand cybersecurity skills needed to reach your career goals.  

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Graduate Certificates 

Our 15-credit, interdisciplinary graduate certificates —taught by faculty experts across nationally recognized Pitt schools— give you a more holistic approach to cybersecurity.

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Master's Degree 

Learn from leading industry experts in world-class lab facilities, and participate in federally funded research with our 36-credit Master of Science in Information Science, which includes a specialization in cybersecurity.    

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