Gain the technical skills and credentials you need to enter the fast-growing* information systems and technology field when you enroll in Walden’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Systems program.

Designed for students who want to hone their information technology (IT) skills, this four-course program provides the foundational networking, programming, data modeling, and database design skills you need for a range of positions, including computer support specialist, systems administrator, and help desk specialist.

Providing in-demand and immediately applicable IT skills, the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems can also be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management programs.

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.” On the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (viewed online February 16, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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Completion Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits

This certificate can be completed in as little as 8 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits from this certificate program may be applied toward a Walden master’s degree program.

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Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total*
Courses 12 credits (4 courses) $765 / credit

$9,180

Books and Supplies Included (a $720 value) $0

$0

Residency n/a n/a

n/a

Technology Fee per term $160

$320

    Total

$9,500

    Transfer up to 6 credits

-$4,750

    Grand Total

$4,750

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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Accelerated Path to a Masters Degree

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems program is intended to help prepare students without prior training or experience in software systems and development for graduate work in the information systems field.

Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management or M.S. in Information Technology. Following your completion of the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you can:

  • Earn an Master of Information Systems Management by completing only six additional courses.
  • Earn an M.S. in Information Technology by completing only six additional courses.

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To learn more, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Which Technology Program Is Right for You?

When selecting from among Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, M.S. in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management, and Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) programs, consider your experience and your career aspirations.

The Doctor of Information Technology program may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Lead your organization in solving critical information technology-related challenges.
  • Conduct and analyze research to help your organization identify trends and opportunities.
  • Prepare for a senior-level position in industry or academia, including chief technology officer, chief information officer, information technology strategist, faculty or researcher.

The Master of Information Systems Management may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the management and technical skills required to become an IT leader at the senior management level.
  • Learn to use computer-based information systems to enhance decision making and organizational effectiveness.
  • Gain technical experience and build skills with programming languages and managing information systems.

The M.S. in Information Technology may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop advanced specialized skills in areas such as cyber security, software engineering, health informatics, or information systems.
  • Learn to create, maintain, and secure information systems that are critical to today’s businesses, institutions, and government agencies.
  • Pursue senior-level or management careers in information technology.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems may be your best choice if you want to:

  • Develop the skills required to enter the IT and information systems field.
  • Learn the basic networking, programming, and database management skills in demand by employers.
  • Earn credits that may be applied toward the Master of Information Systems Management or M.S. in Information Technology program.

Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Click here to find detailed information for the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems relating to the types of occupations this certificate program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

For assistance in deciding which certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.