Protecting information systems is key to protecting the nation's critical infrastructures. Only through diligence and a well-trained workforce will we be able to adequately defend the nation's vital information resources. Missouri S&T is certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) for National Standards 4011 (National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals) and 4014E (Information Assurance Training Standard for Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO)). The NSA’s Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program implements a process to systematically assess the degree to which the courseware from commercial, government, and academic sources maps to the national standards set by CNSS.
The information assurance & security officer essentials graduate certificate program satisfies the 4011 and 4014 standards.
Admissions Requirements: Systems Engineering
The only entrance requirement for students entering a graduate certificate program is that they satisfy the prerequisites for any course they take in the program.
Admissions Requirements: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Students in the certificate program must take four designated courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses taken. Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status; however, if they complete the four-course sequence with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, they will be admitted to the MS program in electrical or computer engineering if they apply. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the MS program will count toward their master's degrees. Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the certificate program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.
Once admitted to the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program so long as a B average in maintained in the courses taken.
Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision.
Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.
This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.