The Graduate Certificate in Information Security will prepare students to address the growing threats arising from cyberattacks and information privacy intrusions.

Program Type

Graduate Certificate

Program Format

Hybrid, Online

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Students learn how to assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization and how to articulate the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks. Students will learn how to evaluate information technology tools designed to protect against information security threats and assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives.

Graduates are well prepared to oversee the information security life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development, and evolution of secure infrastructures. 

For complete application and admission information see the UWM Graduate Catalog:

Students in the Information Security certificate program must complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits. 

Required Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
INFOST 583GSurvey of Information Security3
INFOST 784Information Security Management3

Elective Courses

Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
INFOST 465GLegal Aspects of Information Products and Services3
INFOST 660GInformation Policy3
INFOST 661GInformation Ethics3
INFOST 691GSpecial Topics in Information Science (with relevant topic)3
INFOST  695GEthical Hacking I3
INFOST 696G Ethical Hacking II3
INFOST 697GCisco Routing & Switching I3
INFOST 761Information Privacy3
INFOST 785Database Management Systems for Information Professionals3
INFOST 897Information Science and Technology Independent Study3

Total Credits: 15

For a list of other relevant courses from other units on campus that may also be considered for the certificate, please see the UWM Academic Catalog: