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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, Network/Information Security Certificate

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Certificate Programs

The MS/Computer Science program offers several certificate programs that provide working professionals and students from other disciplines a chance to learn in-depth about a specific topic without completing the entire MS curriculum. These programs are available to all JMU graduate students and to the public in general through JMU’s Outreach and Engagement office. Course credit earned through these certificate programs can also be used towards earning an MS degree later. These certificate programs are available on campus only.

Prerequisites for the certificate programs generally include a baccalaureate degree and working knowledge of computer systems. See the specific program listings for details. Though multiple certificates may be earned, no more than one course may be used toward multiple certificates.

Certificate in Network/Information Security

This certificate will provide a practical understanding of computer security and techniques for defending computer networks.


  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Two years of programming education or experience
  • Working knowledge of Java or C++

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