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Enterprise Architecture

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Mary Beth Rosson
Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

The certificate in Enterprise Architecture (EA) is designed to provide an introduction to EA and increase the knowledge of professionals seeking advanced leadership roles within an organization. EA strives to align the enterprise information systems and technology with business strategy and goals to enable the most effective use of technology to both support and grow an organization. All candidates are required to complete nine (9) credits.

The certificate program is an attractive option not only for those who desire advanced education and do not wish a full Master's Degree program, but also for students who might wish to take a certificate to determine if they are interested in a complete graduate degree program in Enterprise Architecture. Up to 15 credits of Penn State coursework taken in non-degree status can count towards a graduate degree in EA, but completion of the coursework neither implies nor guarantees admission to a graduate degree program at Penn State.

To be awarded the certificate, students must successfully complete 9 credits of graduate course work including EA 871, EA 872 and one of the following courses: EA 873, MANGT 510.

Admission Requirements

For admission to The Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.

For admission to the certificate, a 2.75 GPA, either overall or from the last 60 credits, is needed. A 3.0 GPA must be obtained in order to successfully complete the certificate. GRE scores are not required. Individuals who wish to apply to the master of professional studies degree program in Enterprise Architecture must submit a separate application for degree admission, along with all of the required supporting documentation.

Required Courses (6 credits)
EA 871 Enterprise Architecture Foundations I (3)
EA 872 Enterprise Architecture Foundations II (3)

Elective Courses (Select 3 credits)
EA 873 Enterprise Modeling (3)
MANGT 510 Project Management (3)

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2012
Expiration Date: Spring Semester 2016

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-07-076

Review Date: 06/12/2012


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