The Graduate Certificate Program is available in four distinct program formats. To ensure that we process your online application for the correct program, please follow the instructions below:

First, you may take classes according to your own schedule demands, one or more per semester. You may choose this format at either the Virginia Campus in Ashburn, VA or the Main Campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC. When completing your Application for Admissions, you should choose the campus option that pertains to the campus you most favor. Please keep in mind that you must be continuously enrolled each fall and spring semester until the completion of your program.

Second, you may take classes as a cohort student, in the accelerated 22-week program at the Virginia Campus. Please check here for more information on the next cohort to be offered at that campus. When completing your Application for Admissions, you should choose the campus option labeled "Virginia". You should also include a line in your statement of purpose indicating your desire to be a part of the accelerated cohort program at the Virginia campus.

Finally, you may take classes as a cohort student, in the accelerated 22-week program at the Main Campus with Semi-Distance Learning. Though you are required to appear at the main campus five times during the program, you will complete the majority of your classes at a location of your convenience using a CD featuring instruction from recently presented classes. Please watch this space for more information on the next cohort to be offered with Semi-Distance Learning. When completing your Application for Admissions, you should choose the campus option labeled "Main Campus/Foggy Bottom". You should also include a line in your statement of purpose indicating your desire to be a part of the accelerated cohort program with Semi-Distance Learning at the Foggy Bottom Campus.

Please note that the CSIA Graduate Certificate program will not satisfy F-1 or J-1 visa requirements for full-time enrollment. International students requiring student visas are eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Computer Science with an area of focus in Computer Security and Information Assurance.

At this time, graduate certificate students are not eligible for federal loans, though we encourage you to contact your employer about the prospect of tuition reimbursement.

You can start filling out the online application here.