Information Science

The 24-credit graduate certificate will provide you with a personalized program of studies beyond the MSIS degree. It will provide you with an opportunity to explore a specific field of interest or to update skills and competencies. This program is designed for people who do not wish to pursue the PhD degree.

In this quickly evolving field, it is critical for professionals to gain knowledge of leading-edge topics and to update their skills to reflect the latest in technology and research. Our graduate certificate will keep your skills current.


Candidates for the Information Science certificate must complete the following requirements:

  • A total of 24 credits in graduate-level courses acceptable to the advisor and passed with a grade point average of at least B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • 15 of the 24 credits must be taken from among the approved courses for the MSIS degree program.

Coursework must be completed within a period of four calendar years from the student’s initial registration in the certificate program.