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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.
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:
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.