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2019-2020 Academic Catalog
Harding University
  Aug 11, 2022
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
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2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Information Assurance and Security (Graduate)

A concentration or graduate certificate in information assurance and security is offered 100% online. The certificate is for-credit and consists of 4 courses for 12 credit hours. Information assurance and security provides an overview of the constantly changing procedures and challenges that face this industry sector in the world today. This concentration or certificate equips graduates to understand and communicate cybersecurity risks to internal teams and external clients, make sound strategic decisions related to investments in cybersecurity, and understand cybersecurity risk management and reporting framework

Graduate certificates afford flexible options of staged credentialing for those who do not necessarily want to change careers or pursue a graduate degree, but see the need to increase their understanding and skill in these areas in order to perform better in their chosen careers.


All required work for the graduate certificate must be completed within seven calendar years from the date of enrolling in the first graduate course.

Graduate certificates do not require candidates to have any specific technical expertise or degree in a specific field, although an undergraduate degree is required.

Applicants seeking graduate certificates must meet Graduate School of Business admission standards.


Students who complete a certificate can apply 12 semester credit hours of “advanced standing” credit toward the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) .