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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 560 Intro to Cybersecurity
  • CMSI 662 Secure Software Development
  • CMSI 563 Enterprise Security and Cyberoperations
  • CMSI 664 Advanced Cybersecurity Management

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 540 Software Architecture
  • CMSI 544 Engineering for Autonomy
  • CMSI 543 Agile Software/Systems Project Management

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline or consent of the program director
  • A completed application and $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal Statement discussing how the program fits into your career development
  • Resume