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Computer Science Certificates

Loyola Marymount University offers advanced educational opportunities for computer science professionals looking to deepen their knowledge in key industry concepts and practices.

Certificate programs can be completed in three consecutive semesters, or in one year (if one class is taken during summer sessions). Upon completion of any certificate program, students may also submit an application to earn a master's in Computer Science. Completed courses from the certificate program will be applied to the degree requirements.

Certificate Program Offerings:

Cybersecurity Certificate

This program teaches engineers, computer scientists, and managers how to defend networks against today's evolving threat. Topics include design, development, implementation, and the operations of cyber resilient systems, as well as systems management and governance, secure software development, and managing the operational environment in the presence of threats.

Students choose three of the courses below to earn their certificate:

  • CMSI 660 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • CMSI 662 Secure Software Development
  • CMSI 663 Enterprise Security and Cyberoperations
  • CMSI 664 Cybersecurity Management and Governance for Enterprises

Software Architecture Certificate

This program is for project engineers and managers of integrated hardware and software systems. Topics include software architectural patterns and key systems implementation decisions, such as cloud computing, agile software development, and more.

Students must take the courses below to earn their certificate:

  • CMSI 640 Software Architecture
  • CMSI 643 Agile Software/Systems Project Management
  • CMSI 644 Engineering for Autonomy