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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)

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Offered by the School of International Service , the interdisciplinary Global Information Technology (Graduate Certificate) gives students the skills and knowledge to work in organizations that support information technology globally. It is designed for professionals who work across many locations and professionals in international organizations, governments, and nongovernmental organizations with responsibility for strategy, policy, and implementation of information technology in developing and emerging economies. There are special opportunities for studying cross-national virtual collaboration.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and preferably at least one year of work experience. Applicants must submit their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose.

Non-native English speakers are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a U.S.-accredited institution before enrollment at SIS. The minimum TOEFL score for full admissions consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15.5 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level and grades of B or above. Grades of B- or lower in this certificate program’s courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit

Course Requirements

Information Technology (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

International Economics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Additional (4.5 credit hours)

  • 4.5 credit hours from approved ITEC coursework at or above 500-level

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