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Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security

The Information Assurance and Security graduate certificate is designed for IT professionals who are interested in continuing education in methodologies and tools necessary for protecting information and information systems. The certificate provides an in-depth study of protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information using technology, people, and policy.

The courses required to receive this certificate have been certified by the National Security Agency; students completing this certificate will also receive certification for the CNSS 4011 national standard.

This certificate requires 9 credit hours for completion.

University Admission Requirements

A student applying to a graduate certificate program must:

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year

Additional Program Admission Requirements

A student applying to this program must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
  • submit official GRE scores if your GPA is lower than 3.0 (use institutional code 1319)

International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 88 iBT, 230 computer-based, or 570 paper-based; the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.0 band.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Term Application Deadline
Fall  March 1 preferred; May 1 final 
Spring  September 1 preferred; October 1 final 

Application Information for Graduate Students at Large



Graduate Assistantship Information



Graduate Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Bee Lim  Old Union 207  bllim@illinoisstate.edu  (309) 438-7589 
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