Computer Science

Cyber Security (MS)

The Master of Science in Cyber Security is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in Cyber Security and privacy. Graduates of the program will be employable by both businesses and governments that have important information assets to be protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Specific educational objectives of the program include: • A fundamental understanding of: common vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems, cyber-attacking methods, human and organizational aspects of Cyber Security, methods for compromising privacy, and risk assessment of cyber-attacks. • Able to apply security techniques to analyze and evaluate the security risk of information systems and networks. • Able to design information systems and networks with security controls to minimize security risks.

Human Computer Interaction (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction provides both knowledge and skills in the human-centered design of interfaces for software applications. Students are provided with a basic understanding of human-centered design methods, as well as practical experience with techniques for designing, prototyping, implementing, and evaluating user interfaces. The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master's students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. The 12 credit hours in the certificate program may be applied to the graduate programs in the Department of Software and Information Systems with approval of the department Graduate Program Director. What's new: The Fall 2021 application deadline for the Distance Education certificate has been extended to August 15th, 2021!

Information Security and Privacy (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Information Security and Privacy provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the understanding, management and applications of cyber security and privacy technology. Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in understanding and applying cyber security technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology. What's new: The Fall 2021 application deadline for the Distance Education certificate has been extended to August 15th, 2021!

Management of Information Technology (CERT)

The graduate certificate in Management of Information Technology provides professionals with an opportunity to advance their level of competence in the management and applications of computing and information technology through formal training. Coursework towards this graduate certificate can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Information Technology. However, its primary objective is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge and skills in applying and managing information technology, but do not necessarily wish to complete all the requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology. What's new: The Fall 2021 application deadline for the Distance Education certificate has been extended to August 15th, 2021!