Graduate Certificate in Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems

Department of Computer Science

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Program Description:

The wireless networks and mobile systems certificate is designed to provide the working professional with an intensive treatment in wireless systems and applications.

Program coverage includes network architecture and protocols, computer communication and networking basiCOMP SCI, principles of network security, and techniques for preventing, detecting and recovering from attacks, as well as advanced topiCOMP SCI that address the specific issues and challenges in the wireless and mobile environment, including wireless network provisioning and deployment, location and mobility management, security and privacy, attacks and countermeasures, mobile computing applications, and data management in networked sensor systems.

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The only entrance requirements for students entering a graduate certificate program are that they satisfy the prerequisites for any course they take in the program.


Choose four courses from the following six:

  • COMP SCI 4600: Computer Communications and Networks
  • COMP SCI 6600: Computer Security
  • COMP SCI 6604: Mobile and Sensor Data Management
  • COMP SCI 6605: Advanced Network Security
  • COMP SCI 6302: Heterogeneous and Mobile Databases 
  • COMP SCI 6303: Pervasive Computing (on campus students)

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Course Descriptions:

 Course description can be found in the catalog at

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Graduate Degrees:

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Computer Science (MS)

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2017-18 school year(defined as the period between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018)

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