Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Cybersecurity

The graduate certificate in Geospatial Cybersecurity combines courses in computer programming, database and cybersecurity with the specialized study of geographic information science. This program is designed to address the need for Cybersecurity GIS applications related to business, geospatial intelligence, education, healthcare, and numerous other employment fields.

Program Information

As part of the coursework, students will be provided with the opportunity to become technically proficient in a variety of geospatial technologies and applications through hands-on instruction. The program focuses on geographic information science (GIS), programming, database, data mining,and cybersecurity concepts, computational modeling, automation, and implementation of customized GIS applications.

The proposed courses have been carefully combined to reflect the real-world requirements needed for careers in the cybersecurity applications of geospatial sciences. With 100 percent of the coursework offered online, this program is designed to meet the needs of recent graduates looking to enter the workforce with an advanced certificate and those working professionals who did not acquire a computational Cybersecurity GIS background as part of their primary academic training while they continue to hold their position in their chosen field.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to meeting general UWF requirements, participants must successfully complete the prescribed courses earning a grade of “C” or better in each course, and secure a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for the courses required by the certificate.

COP 5007 Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming 3
GIS 5050/L Geographic Informations Systems/Lab 4
CIS 6379 Applied Information Security 3
GIS 5100 Applications in GIS 3
COP 5725 Database Systems 3
CAP 5771 Data Mining 3
GIS 5935 Special Topics in GIS 3

For more specific graduate admissions requirements, visit the Graduate Admissions Requirements page.

Program Contact

Not sure where to start? Want to discuss classes, course load, or details of the program? Contact us today!

Dr. Sikha Bagui
Chair, Department of Computer Science
(850) 474-3022

Dr. Matthew Schwartz
Chair and Assoc. Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
(850) 474-3469

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