To be a leader in cybersecurity requires more than just technical knowledge—it also requires a deeper understanding of the cyber challenges surrounding law, policy, regulations, and ethics. That is why we are offering a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law from three nationally recognized schools within the University of Pittsburgh: the School of Computing and Information, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and School of Law.
Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary domain that involves technical issues, security policies, regulation, and law. Our integrated curriculum provides students with the skills to develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies and strengthen cybersecurity ecosystems to minimize risk.
As part of the certificate’s multidisciplinary approach, the certificate requires courses to be taken from all three Pitt schools. Students must complete a minimum of three courses from SCI, one course from GSPIA, and one course from the School of Law to earn the certificate.
School of Computing and Information (SCI)
Information Security & Privacy (INFSCI 2150)
Network Security (TELCOM 2821)
Security in E-Commerce (INFSCI 2731)
Developing Secure Systems (INFSCI 2620)
Cybersecurity & Privacy Regulation (INFSCI 2625)
Hacking for Defense (TELCOM 2811)
Security Management & Computer Forensics (INFSCI 2621)
Applied Cryptography and Network Security (CS 2053)
Computer and Network Security (CS 2530)
Advanced Topics in Security and Privacy (CS 3525)
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Ethics and Policy in Cyberspace (PIA 2156)
Introduction to Cyber Crimes (PIA 2379)
Cyber Security Policy (PIA 2360)
Criminal Operations in the Cyber World (PIA 2389)
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (PIA 2327)
Introduction to American Intelligence (PIA 2346)
Transnational Crime (PIA 2365)
Policy Analysis for Cybersecurity & Intelligence Studies (New course)
School of Law (LAW)