Quick Facts

  1. Credit Hours: 12 (4 courses); can be completed in 2 semesters
  2. STEM Designation: Yes.
    • CIP Code - 11.0103
  3. Admission Requirements:
    1. Undergraduate degree in any major
    2. General Graduate School requirements
    3. No GMAT/GRE requirements
    4. TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English.


The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology provides students with core technical skills in programming, database management, systems analysis, and systems design. These skills are a foundation for specialized domains of study in business intelligence, cybersecurity, and enterprise systems development.

Information Systems and Technology is a critical skill-set for practitioners who seek to utilize technology to solve business problems thereby improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness. This new certificate covers essential components of systems development, analysis, design, and data.


This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements. Students may choose to combine this certificate with other courses and/or certificates to obtain the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet general University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate School admissions requirements.

This program does not require any standardized test results, however, non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language competency by submitting an official TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission is 79 iBT. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

Certificate Requirements

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology must meet all Graduate School requirements including, but not limited to, requirements on admissions, enrollment, course policies, and academic standing as listed in the University Bulletin.

This certificate requires completion of a total of 12-credit hours. The list of required courses follows:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Choose 1 3
INFSYS 6805 Applications of Programming for Business Solutions
INFSYS 6806 Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Technologies
INFSYS 6840 Information Systems Analysis 3
INFSYS 6845 Database Management Systems 3
INFSYS 6850 Information Systems Design 3
Total 12 Credit Hours

The required courses may be substituted with other courses with the approval of the Chair of the Information Systems and Technology Department.