Certificates of Advanced Study
To help students broaden their expertise in targeted fields, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies offers Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) programs. These targeted elective offerings can be taken to supplement a master’s degree program and can help students develop specialized, in-demand skills.
The iSchool offers the following CAS programs:
Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science
The CAS in Data Science is a 15-credit, graduate-level certificate that equips students with a mixture of technical and theoretical skills in the field of data science.
Curriculum for the CAS in Data Science can be tailored to fit each student’s career goals. Areas of study include:
- Data analytics
- Data storage and management
- Data visualization
- General systems management
Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management
The CAS in Information Security Management (ISM) is a 15-credit graduate-level certificate that offers coursework in information security technology, policy, risk management, and evaluation. ISM students learn to:
- Promote a high degree of complex technical security
- Manage increased operational costs
- Navigate diverse policies
- Monitor and respond to user behavior
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly designated Syracuse University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense, Information Assurance Education, and in Research.