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Information Technology and Administrative Management

College of Education and Professional Studies

Graduate Certificates

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.

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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

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 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 as the CWU Graduate School including English Language Proficiency tests. There is not a GRE or GMAT requirement for admission.

For a complete list of the application requirements for this program, visit:


Graduate Admission Requirements


How to Apply

To apply for the ITAM graduate certificates, you will use the online Graduate Studies application system:

CWU Graduate Application


Please note:

  • 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".

If you have any questions, we are happy to help. Please contact our ITAM Outreach Assistant at: 

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