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    Dec 08, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

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 with grades of B or better, with at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 5 , 6 )

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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