Managing the development of large software systems is significantly different from managing construction or research projects. However, some of the tools developed for traditional project management continue to have value and can be adapted to development of software.
This certificate is designed to equip students with a set of tools that will enable them to effectively manage the process of developing large software systems. At the same time, it exposes them to Project Management Institute (PMI) standards in the general project managment area.
The information system project management certificate program is open to all persons holding a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree in areas such as business, social sciences, technology, engineering, or related disciplines.
The certificate program consists of four courses. Potential students must have the prerequisites for the courses in the program. In order to receive a graduate certificate, students must have an average graduate cumulative grade point (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale in the certificate courses taken.
Students admitted only to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status, but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.
The courses in the program will be offered at least once per year. If the four-course sequence approved by the graduate advisor is completed with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, the student will, upon application, be admitted to the master of business administration (MBA) or the master of science in information science and technology (MS IST). The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the certificate program will count toward the graduate degree program.
Once admitted to the certificate program, a student will be given three years to complete the program so long as a B or better average is 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.