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Two New Graduate Certificate Degrees

The School of Engineering's Department of EECS is now offering two graduate certificate degrees, one in Information Security and Assurance (ISA) and one in Software Engineering (SE) and Management. The certificate degrees have the same admission requirements and both require 12 credit hours to complete as described below.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for both certificate programs are as follows:

  • An undergraduate degree in computing or a related discipline with the GPA of 3.0 or better or substantial experience in information technology (IT)
  • ​Two or more years of practical experience in IT
  • Three letters of recommendation

To apply: Applicants must complete an application to Graduate Studies for admission into the one of the certificate degrees and submit an application fee along with the following items:

  • Copy of official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  •  TOEFL score (international students only)

Completion Requirements

To complete the program and obtain the certificate, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better on the required courses.  The minimum grade for any course to be applied toward the certificate is a grade of C. No credits may be transferred from another institution for this certificate.

The completion of the graduate certificate program does not lead to automatic admission to the MSIT program, particularly if the student lacks the BS degree in computing or related discipline. However, for students who are able to gain admission to the MSIT program, all the credits obtained in the certification program with a grade B or higher will count toward the MSIT degree within three years of earning the certificate.

Learn about the certificate degrees

Learn about the Cyber Security graduate certificate degree

Learn about the Software Engineering and Management graduate certificate degree


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