Postgraduate Certificate Programs
The MS/Computer Science program offers several graduate certificate programs, which provide working professionals and students from other disciplines a chance to learn in-depth about a specific topic without completing the entire MS curriculum.
- Certificate in Network/Information Security
- Certificate in Secure Computer and Database Systems
- Certificate in Software Security
These programs are available to all JMU graduate students and to the general public. Course credit earned through these certificate programs can also be used towards earning an MS degree later.
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.
Please contact the Program Coordinator if you would like more information.
Admission Requirements and Process
Prerequisites for each certificate are listed with the individual certificate description. If you are not sure whether or not your own background meets the prerequisites, please contact the Program Coordinator , who will be happy to advise you.
To apply for admission to a graduate certificate program, visit https://www.applyweb.com/apply/jmucess/, create a user account if you haven't already done so, and then select "Certificate Program Application".
- University Hours
May 11 - August 21
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
8:00 a.m. - noon on Friday.
- June 15-19
GenCyber: Cyber Defense Boot Camp for High School Technology Teachers
- October 14-16
Grace Hopper Celebration
Registration opens on June 2
- Prerequisites for new CS Curriculum
- Curriculum Change FAQs (PDF)
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