Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance  is designed to meet the needs of information system security specialists in government, the private sector, and educational institutions. 

Credits from this certificate can be used towards completion of a Master’s Degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    A bachelors degree is required. A 3.0 GPA. the GRE is required for all international students. TOEFL 95 iBT (IELTS 7.0) for non-native English speakers. Demonstrated ability to write software competently. For those who do not have the required computing background, they provide an introductory survey course, with appropriate follow-up material.

    School Overview

    First established as a land-grant institution, Iowa State University is a public, four-year university, located in the city of Ames, Iowa. In 1858, the State of Iowa approved the establishment of Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, and the first students enrolled in 1869. In 1959, the school became Iowa State University of Science and Technology. As the campus grew, programs emphasized technology and research. Today, Iowa State University continues to focus on well-established academic fields of “agriculture, technology, science, and art.”

    Iowa State offers almost 300 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and maintains ten colleges and schools:

    • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Design
    • College of Engineering
    • Graduate College
    • College of Human Sciences
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • School of Education
    • Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

    Iowa State University supports online degree opportunities for nontraditional learners: bachelor's, master’s and PhD degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.


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