University Partnerships

With its 50th anniversary fast approaching in 2009, York University is Canada's third largest university offering full and part-time graduate and undergraduate degree programs to over 50,000 students in 11 Faculties. Housed within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and computer engineering: the BA and B.Sc. in Computer Science, the BA and BSc in Computer Security, the BASc Computer Engineering, and the innovative iBSc in Computer Science, as well as graduate MSc and PhD programs.

Honours BA and BSc programs are accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council while the BASc program is accredited by the Computer Engineering Accreditation Board. The Department prides itself for strong undergraduate education to a diverse body of over 1500 undergraduate students as well as a dynamic research environment with some 30 research faculty and over 125 graduate students and research staff.


When it first opened its doors in 1869, the University of California had just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 209,000 students and more than 170,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.4 million alumni living and working around the world.

From its inception 20 years after the California Gold Rush, UC faculty and students have looked to cross the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world, and what we can do in it. That was the vision of the pioneers living at the farthest frontiers of the American continent when they created a University for the Golden State. As we chart our course through the 21st century, the University of California is still at the frontier.

UC researchers are pioneers in agriculture, medicine, technology and the environment. Thousands of California jobs, billions of dollars in revenues, and countless everyday household items Ė from more plentiful fruits and vegetables to compact fluorescent light bulbs Ė can be traced back to UC discoveries. Similarly, many of the stateís leading businesses have connections to UC. Those companies were either based on technology developed by the university, were founded by our faculty or alumni, or are headed by UC graduates.

UCís ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians every day.



Founded in 1898, by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul, the university's mission emphasizes academic excellence, service to the community, access to education and respect for the individual.

DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic institution of higher education and is the ninth largest private, not-for-profit university in the nation. Of the 10 largest private universities, all except DePaul are classified as "research extensive" universities, making DePaul the nation's largest university with a primary mission of teaching and service.

Named for St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), the university derives its title and fundamental mission from Saint Vincent de Paul, the founder of the Congregation of the Mission, a religious community whose members, Vincentians, established and continue to sponsor DePaul.

DePaul has eight Schools and Colleges including College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; College of Commerce; College of Law; School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems; School for New Learning; School of Education; School of Music and The Theatre School.

Programs of Study:  DePaul University uses the quarter system of class scheduling, offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. The five most popular undergraduate majors are: communications, psychology, accounting, political science and finance. The five most popular graduate majors are: computer science, elementary education, information systems, finance, and public service.


The University of Dallas (UD) enrolls approximately 3,000 students divided amongst an undergraduate body of 1,200 students, a liberal arts graduate program of 300 students, and the Graduate School of Management (GSM) with approximately 1,500 students. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges - SACS (the regional accrediting body for the southern U.S.). Through GSM, the University has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and has successfully mapped to CNSS 4011- 4015, making UD one of only 7 U.S. universities authorized to award qualified students all U.S. Government CNSS educational credentials. Additionally, UD is today the only university to have so qualified through a graduate business program.

Today, GSM has the largest graduate Information Assurance program in the nation with over 200 graduate students enrolled in MBA, MM, MS, and graduate certificate IA programs and courses. GSM offers all of its core business courses and IA concentration courses via in-class and on-line formats, or any combination of the two formats. Through UD's Center for Information Assurance, UD offers and participates in many community and professional organization outreach programs, and research and publication activities.

UD is also a member of the U.S. Secret Service's North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force, is a selected educational partner of the U.S. National Defense University located at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C., and has been selected by ISC≤ to be its university educational partner in Texas. Visit


Since opening our doors in 1990, the University of Washington, Tacoma has provided high-quality programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees. UWT is closely linked to the South Puget Sound communityómost of our students come from Pierce and surrounding counties, and the majority of them remain in the area, using what they've learned in the classroom to make important contributions to their communities.

UWT's strong commitment to its hometown has provided a cornerstone for the city's revitalization. UWT is located in the heart of Tacoma's waterfront historic district, and the university's renovation of 19th-century warehouses into 21st-century learning space has won national recognition. The UWT neighborhood features museums, the Tacoma Community College Downtown campus and classic old warehouse buildings that are being reclaimed from Tacoma's historic past. Visit


Polytechnic University, the nation's second oldest private engineering university, was founded in 1854 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, it is the New York metropolitan area's preeminent resource in science and technology education and research.

A private, co-educational institution, Polytechnic has a distinguished history in electrical engineering, polymer chemistry and aerospace and microwave engineering. Currently, it is a leader in telecommunications, information science and technology management.

The University is also known for its outstanding research centers as well as its outreach programs to encourage math and science education in New York elementary and high schools. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, Polytechnic offers programs at sites throughout the region, including Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester. Additionally, the University offers several programs in Israel. Visit


Cal Poly Pomona (1938) is internationally recognized for its many outstanding academic programs, including nationally-ranked hospitality management, architecture and engineering programs. One of only six polytechnic universities in the United States, Cal Poly Pomona champions a learning-centered approach that places learning at the center of every program, course and activity on campus. The universityís 2,600 faculty and staff serve close to 20,000 students who earn degrees in bachelorís, masterís and certificate programs. Visit


The IIT Center for Professional Development (CPD) is an academic unit of Illinois Institute of Technology that encompasses Information Technology and Management Degree Programs, Manufacturing/Industrial Programs including Manufacturing Technology & Management Degrees and CEU-bearing (Continuing Education Units) Professional Learning Programs extending to Information Technology Certificates as well as short courses in all of the university's disciplines. The CPD is based at the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in Wheaton.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private, Ph.D.-granting university founded in 1890, offering programs in engineering, science, architecture, design, psychology, public administration, technical communication, business (through the Stuart Graduate School of Business) and law (through the Chicago-Kent College of Law). IIT is a member of the prestigious Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU). Visit


Founded in 1891, Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on technology and experiential learning. The first major university to operate a fully wireless campus, Drexel is a leader in integrating emerging technologies into all aspects of its academic enterprise, which includes the nationís largest private medical college.

The College of Information Science and Technology (IST) offers undergraduate degrees in information systems, information technology and software engineering and graduate degrees in library and information science (MS), online or on campus, information systems (MSIS), online or on campus, and software engineering. The B.S./M.S. Accelerated Degree Program is designed to allow students to complete both a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree along with a co-operative educational experience within the traditional five years. In addition, we offer a Ph.D. program and several professional development options.

The College is an exceptional place--it's one of just a few schools in the country where all faculty and students are dedicated to teaching and learning about information and the ways it is used and managed. The College provides students with many state-of-the-art facilities to complete coursework, or conduct research. The College's placement office supports IST students and alumni in all areas of career development. Visit


The MISRC (, is a non-profit organization in the Carlson School of Management (, University of Minnesota ( It was founded in 1968 as part of the MIS curriculum development at the Carlson School. The MISRC has built its success from the solid support of IS professionals working in the industry in the Twin Cities. Today, the MISRC plays a leadership role in applied research on MIS, IT and e-business management among business school research centers in the United States.


Located four blocks from the White House, The George Washington University was created by an Act of Congress in 1821. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. The University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degree programs in medicine, law, engineering, education, business and international affairs.

Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and more than 140 countries. Visit


Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on three campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries and museums with important collections, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological laboratories and research facilities.

In addition to the historic main campus in Tempe, a college town in the midst of a dynamic metropolitan region, the university comprises two newer campuses with more specialized missions: ASU West, in northwest Phoenix adjacent to Glendale, and ASU East, a polytechnic campus, in Mesa. In downtown Phoenix, ASUís Extended Campus offers academic programs and professional certificate programs. Visit


Eastern Michigan University, located in Ypsilanti, MI, is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. Founded in 1949, the University prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

Information Security/Assurance at Eastern Michigan University is a major program in the School of Technology Studies. EMUís NSA-recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance provides three unique opportunities for individuals to pursue Information Assurance/Security studies at the graduate level.

  • At the masterís level, students may incorporate a concentration in Information Assurance/Security within the Masterís of Liberal Studies degree. Three tracks may be pursued:

    • Management and Supervision of Information Assurance operations,

    • Computer Forensics, and

    • Cyber Crime Investigation.

  • At the doctoral level, students may specialize through the Information Assurance Track in the Ph.D. Technology program. This contains a research specialization for those individuals who want to pursue a terminal degree.

  • The Information Security Graduate Certificate, which provides professionals with instruction necessary to participate in a team-based information security or protection program in larger organizations and to initiate and manage programs in smaller organizations.

    • The program is appropriate for professionals with special needs (as for example, those in legal fields, law enforcement, computer training and education, marketing or other fields concerned with information security-related issues and or products and services).

    • The program can also, with appropriate preparatory experiences, serve a general educational role for individuals who want to become better decision makers and more knowledgeable participants/discussants in legislative and ethical issues.



Founded 4 November 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University is comprised of three campuses: the Seattle campus is made up of seventeen schools and colleges whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates; the Bothell and Tacoma campuses, each developing a distinctive identity and undergoing rapid growth, offer diverse programs to upper-division undergraduates and to graduate students.

The primary mission of the University of Washington is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. The University preserves knowledge through its libraries and collections, its courses, and the scholarship of its faculty. It advances new knowledge through many forms of research, inquiry and discussion; and disseminates it through the classroom and the laboratory, scholarly exchanges, creative practice, international education, and public service. As one of the nation's outstanding teaching and research institutions, the University is committed to maintaining an environment for objectivity and imaginative inquiry and for the original scholarship and research that ensure the production of new knowledge in the free exchange of facts, theories, and ideas. Visit


Pace University was founded in 1906 and is a private, nonprofit institution committed to opportunity, teaching, and learning informed by research, civic engagement, and measurable outcomes. Their motto is Opportunitas, Latin for opportunity.

More than 80 undergraduate majors offering 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees; 58 masterís programs and four doctoral programs. Visit


Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to engineering, computer science, information technology and business. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as professional development training and certificates.

Capitol College blends excellence in teaching with practical learning through collaboration with business and government agencies, making Capitol College a leader in information technology education. Capitol College's information assurance curriculum maps to the five CNSS domains and the 10 CISSP domains.

About the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center

The center offers education, tailored training programs and certification testing to information technology professionals, and conducts community outreach seminars focused on the nation's critical and cyber infrastructures.

The center partners with businesses, government and academic institutions to conduct research and studies involving physical security, cyber assurance and critical infrastructure issues. Visit



Since 1965, Colorado Technical University has helped thousands of students soar to achieve career success in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, health and sciences, computer networking, information technology and visual communications.

Whether you are a beginning freshman, an experienced professional seeking to retain your competitive edge, a degree holder ready for the challenge of graduate school or someone preparing to enter the career world, CTU has the Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degree programs and the learning style that could work for you. Visit



Webster University is a private, nonprofit, accredited University that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in many fields including business, computer science, psychology, communications, international relations, science, education, fine and performing arts, and liberal arts.

The home campus is located in Webster Groves, a picturesque suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1915 as a small private college, Webster has grown into an international network of over 100 campuses across the United States, Europe, China and Thailand.

Currently the University enrolls approximately 22,000 students worldwide who range in age from traditional college age students to adult learners, and represent over 100 nationalities.

Webster University is dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in higher education, meeting the needs of students in an ever-changing world and incorporating an international perspective throughout the curriculum. Visit