UMass Amherst's Information Security Graduate Certificate is an on-line program that will help build the sought-after-skills and knowledge needed to distinguish yourself in a highly competitive field. 

This professional certificate offers training in applied information technology security, policy, and risk management.  Learn how to protect and preserve corporate, non-profit, government, and educational information assets. The graduate-level certificate is comprised of five classes (15 credits).

Learn more about this program:

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Click here for more information on the online Graduate Certificate in Information Security.


Registration is administered through UMass Amherst University Without Walls. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Summer Fee per credit $760
Fall Fee per credit $760
Registration Fee per semester $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled.

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


The graduate certificate is open to matriculated graduate students and post-graduate non-degree students, as long as they have the prerequisites for the courses and submit the required pre-application.

Students do not need to matriculate (or be enrolled at) the UMass Amherst to participate. It is also open to matriculated students. Graduates of the Information Security Certificate program can transfer credits to UMass Amherst (or other institutions) should they enroll after acceptance to the campus.

Financial Aid: 

We encourage you to speak to your employer about tuition reimbursement if there is a Tuition Assistance Program available.

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status.

Please contact our Financial Aid office for more information: finaid@finaid.umass.edu, 413-545-0801 or