2021-2022 Catalog

Systems Security, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Systems Security (SysSec) provides marketable skills grounded in the principles of systems security and to provide a solid technology foundation for further education in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) and Doctor of Information Technology (DIT). Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of foundational skills in systems security to build a career in the area of technology and computing.


Program Outcomes

Apply foundational knowledge of all areas of advanced cybersecurity (General Computing Knowledge).

Integrate fundamental principles and practices of advanced cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Principles and Practices)

Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in advanced cybersecurity (Critical and Ethical Thinking).

Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in advanced cybersecurity (Quantitative Literacy).

Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).

Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).

Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (12-32 Credits)

Preparatory Courses (20 Credits)

CS 132Computer Science I


CS 330Network Communications


IS 340Operating Systems


IS 360Database Technologies


Systems Security (12 Credits)

ISEC 500Cybersecurity Overview


ISEC 505Systems Security


ISEC 545Data Privacy and Security


ISEC 525Network and Wireless Security