About the Certificate

The area of Network Centric Systems has grown due to advances in information technology and increases in connectivity due to the convergence of computing and communications. Network Centric Systems are frequently "systems of systems" with complex interfaces and interactions. The Network Centric Systems graduate certificate program is a joint effort between Computer Engineering and Systems Engineering to provide practicing engineers with the necessary skills to develop and design the operation of network centric systems.  Courses in the certificate progam can count toward a master's degree in either Systems Engineering or Computer Engineering at Missouri S&T and address the intersection between network engineering, systems engineering, and architecting.

Admission Requirements: 

  • BS, MS or PhD in any field of engineering or physical science
  • Minimum of 12 months of post bachelor's professional work experience
  • Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.0
  • International requirement: TOEFL ≥ 80, or IELTS score of  ≥ 6.5

Students are admitted to the certificate program on a non-degree graduate status; however, if you complete the four core courses with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, you can enroll in the master's program, if you apply. The certificate credits you've taken will count toward your master’s degree. If you do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the course in the certificate program, you can take “bridge” courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate courses.

Once admitted to the program, you are given three years to complete the program so long as you maintain a B average in the courses taken.

Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts

Online Application

  • When you start a new application, select "Graduate Online/Distance" and then select the certificate program.
  • Don't forget to list your current employer and company location on the application.
  • Statement of purpose should be 2-3 paragraphs explaining why you are applying for this program. 
  • Statement is to be submitted electronically on the online application; you'll copy and paste it into the provided text box.

Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision. 

  • Upload your transcripts on the online application under your "Institutional Data." If you previously attended S&T, you must upload your transcript. An unofficial transcript can be requested through Joe’SS. How to Request Unofficial Transcripts (pdf)  
  • PDF scans are preferred.
  • The university requires official transcripts from all schools attended before a student may register for a second semester.
  • In order for a transcript to be counted as official it must be sent directly from the school to S&T, it cannot come from a student. 

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

 

Pathway to a Master's Degree

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.


Related Degrees

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.

Questions?

Contact Us

Global Learning
Distance Education

G8 Norwood Hall 
320 W. 12th St. 
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-6591
Fax: 573-202-2396 
Email: global@mst.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor
135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-7505
Fax: 573-341-4532
Email: sedighs@mst.edu
Web: ece.mst.edu