Graduate Certificate in IT Foundations

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations is aimed at individuals who hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to computing but who would like to transition into a Master’s program in Information Technology, or obtain an entry-level positions in the industry.  Students who obtain the certificate have skills and knowledge in the areas of programming, web development, database systems, system administration and information assurance and security. All the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations are offered both face-to-face and online. No Credit by Examination or course substitution. 


MSIT students can request a waiver for a foundation course if:

  • The equivalent undergraduate or graduate course was completed in another accredited college or university,
  • The course is completed with a grade of "C" or better,
  • The course credit was earned within the last ten years.

Students can earn credit for foundation courses by participating in the credit-by-exam process.

Program Requirements


For more information about the MSIT program or Graduate certifications offered by the Department of Information Technology, please contact the coordinator for the MSIT program, Dr. Lei Li by email at, by telephone at 470-578-3915 visit