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What will I learn?

The Computer Science Department offers a 9-unit advanced (graduate) certificate program to students to advance knowledge of cyber security. The program aligns with nationally defined knowledge areas and prepares students to become a professional in cyber security and information assurance.

Course Requirements

CS 158A. Computer Networks

CS 265. Cryptography and Computer Security

CS 266. Topics in Information Security

With the permission, CS 158A may be substituted for one regular CS course that lists CS 158A as a prerequisite (including CS 158B, CS 258, and CS 268).

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (9 units)

Tuition fees
USD $9,286 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Science

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,



95192, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full-time study.

English Language Proficiency: IELTS: 6.5; TOEFL – 80 (IBT), paper based – 550, Computer based – 213; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.