Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate: Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law 

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, ethics, and how they intersect.

Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary domain, so your cybersecurity education should be too. Our Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law spans three nationally recognized schools at the University of Pittsburgh—the School of Computing and Information, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and School of Law—giving you Pitt’s expertise in all three domains to empower you to make informed cybersecurity decisions.

Develop comprehensive cybersecurity policies, strengthen cybersecurity ecosystems to minimize risk, and gain an in-depth understanding of the laws surrounding cybersecurity. Lead your organization with a holistic approach to cybersecurity by earning our Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law.

Career Path  

What can you do with our Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law?

By building a multidisciplinary skillset in tech, policy, and law, you’ll be able to compete for many of the management positions that oversee cybersecurity functions. As a cybersecurity manager, you can ensure your organization’s compliance with ethical and governmental standards, direct cybersecurity operations to prevent and mitigate attacks, and implement vulnerability assessment tools to assess overall risk.

Be ready to lead in cybersecurity with our Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law.

For the course list for the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Policy, and Law, visit this page. 

Graduate Certificate: Information and Network Security

Expand your skills and qualifications with our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Information and Network Security, designed for professionals with a Bachelor or Master of Science in Information Science or a related field. With world-renowned research and teaching faculty, you’ll gain the necessary skills to become an information security professional.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Information and Network Security, click here.

Financial Aid Resources

Military/Veterans Benefits

The Office of Veterans Services at the University of Pittsburgh assists veterans, guardsmen, reservists, their spouses, and dependents with receiving military benefits and transitioning to University life. Visit to learn more about how to navigate your benefits and more with OVS.

Graduate Financial Aid Assistance

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid are here to help you every step of the way with exploring financial aid options. Visit their website to learn more about aid eligibility, applying for aid within a graduate school, and other financial aid information.