Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Systems program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to design and develop information systems, manage sophisticated information resources, work on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate effectively with business managers, engineers and other end-users. Credits earned in this program may count toward the MS Information Systems graduate degree program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Must have a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or a four-year international equivalent. Within their curriculum, all applicants should have completed a university course in Algebra as a minimum math prerequisite for admission. Previous programming courses or experience are recommended but not required. Must submit official transcripts. GRE scores. Three letters of reference.

    School Overview

    The University of Maine is a public, four-year, institution of higher learning located in the small suburb of Orono, Maine. UMaine was founded in 1865 as the Maine College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. The land-grant and sea-grant university changed its name in 1897, and the flagship campus of the University of Maine System. Located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and dynamic university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through its teaching, research and outreach mission.

    UMaine offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, in addition to certificates, from the following colleges and schools:

    • College of Education and Human Development
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
    • Graduate School
    • Honors College
    • Maine Business School

    In addition to the traditional academic programs and offerings, the University of Maine also has a variety of online programs through their Division of Lifelong Learning. The online bachelor’s degree is the Bachelor of University Studies, which is a part-time degree that can be designed to reflect the academic and vocational goals of a student. Many graduate degrees and ceritifcates are available online as well.


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