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Graduate Certificates Overview

ITAM graduate certificates are ideal for professionals who don’t have time to complete a full-time graduate program yet desire a targeted set of specialized classes to help them offer additional value on their current job or be competitive in a new career.

Ways to Learn

100% Online with the Cohort

Allows you to work toward your degree anywhere and any time! If you are currently employed, place-bound, or facing other challenges to completing a traditional on-campus program, this is an easy and convenient way to take the next step in your professional career.

100% Online with FlexIT Pro Performance-Based Learning

With performance-based learning, students can progress rapidly through familiar subjects, then focus on new material. Whether you need a part-time or accelerated path through your graduate certificate, FlexIT Pro may be a practical and affordable solution.

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While I was pursuing my Master’s degree, I decided to also take on Data Analytics Graduate Certificate at the same time. One of the many reasons why I decided to take this route was there is an opportunity to learn other coding languages such as R programming language, which coincides with my Cybersecurity Management major. Knowing myself, I like to accelerate through my studies very quickly. While I was going through this journey, it was a unique experience because every day when I woke up, I was in a groove to finish my courses as fast as I could while maintaining good grades for each of my classes.

Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate
Organizations of all sizes require skilled and knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals to effectively manage and protect their information assets. Industry leaders in any field will benefit from layering the cybersecurity skills in this certificate program to their current knowledge base.
IT 647 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 4
IT 657 Strategic IT Security 4
IT 667 Cybersecurity Risk Management 4
IT 677 Operations and Physical Security 4
Total Credits: 16
IT Data Management Graduate Certificate
The IT Data Management Certificate program was designed to address the industry's need for skilled and educated professionals in IT Data Management. IT Data Management gatekeepers in the modern workplace require knowledge of data platforms to support the business.
IT 682

Enterprise Analytics

4
IT 684

Approaches to Data Mining for IT Managers

4
IT 686

Approaches to Data Analytics for IT Managers

4
IT 688

Reporting Data and Analytics

4
Total Credits: 16
IT Leadership Graduate Certificate
Information technology has a varied and shifting landscape, with advances and new developments arriving each day. Leadership in the modern workplace requires agility to deal with highly complex and changeable situations. This certificate program helps professionals anticipate and critically evaluate emerging technological trends, as well as facilitate their integration across the organization.
ADMG 571 Global Administrative Policy 4
ADMG 631

Organizational Development

4
ADMG 641

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Growth

4
ADMG 654

Applied Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

4
Total Credits: 16
IT Management Graduate Certificate
It is important that IT managers be able to speak the information technology language as well as understand organizational needs, so that they may effectively provide a bridge between IT and the organization. The courses in this specialization will help leaders not only facilitate organizational change, but assist them in optimizing existing resources and anticipating emerging trends.
IT 632

Sustainable IT

4
IT 642 Strategic Management for IT 4
IT 657 Strategic IT Security 4
IT 682 Enterprise Analytics 4
Total Credits: 16

Admission Requirements

ITAM requires the same admission criteria for the graduate certificates as they do for the full MS-ITAM degree. For a complete list of the application requirements for this program, visit the graduate admission requirements page.

How to Get Started

Review the application steps here.

Please note:

When you start the application, in order to route you to the correct application, you will need to answer three questions:

  1. Indicate whether you are from the United States or are an International student
  2. For "I am going to be a . . ." select "Graduate"
  3. Select the quarter you wish to begin your studies

After answering the above questions, your custom application link will appear.

If it is your first visit to the online application, you will need to click on the tab that says "Create Account". Once you have filled out and submitted the required information, you will receive your PIN. It will also be emailed to you.

When filling out the Program/Academic Information section, be sure to select "CWU-Online Programs" as your campus option.

The ITAM certificates will appear as options under "Intended Major".

Let us hear from you!

An advising phone call/phone interview is part of the application process. If you're considering this degree, please fill out the inquiry form below to get connected with a program specialist.

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