Are you interested in learning more about the field of network security before entering the Interdisiplinary Telecom master's degree program? The Network Security Certificate is a set of courses that will help you gain expertise in security topics ranging from technical to legal procedures. Up to nine ITP master's credits earned while pursuing a certificate are transferable for students admitted to the MS program.

Is the Network Security Certificate right for you?

  • Learn in detail how networks work and how users behave on the network
  • Gain expertise on how to protect networks—a process that includes behavioral, economic and policy understanding
  • Become fluent in security topics ranging from technical theory to legal procedures
  • Take coursework that is certified to meet all CNSS training standards for INFOSEC Professionals (NSTISSI No. 4011) and System Administrators (CNSSI No. 4013 Entry Level)


  • Develop critical competencies in 12 to 18 months
  • Courses delivered both on campus and online
  • Graduate credit earned can apply toward a MS in Telecommunications
  • Interaction with an industry-diverse and global student body

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Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

Nondegree Application Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Please send the following items to

  • Certificate Application Form

  • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)

  • Current resume

  • Explanation of relevant educational and/or professional background and reasons for interest in the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (in 2 pages or less)

Certificate Flyer

Contact Information

University of Colorado Boulder
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
ECOT 311
530 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0530
Phone: 303-492-8475
Fax: 303-492-1112