Enterprise Information and Security Technology Architecture Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

A bachelor's degree in a related area (e.g., information sciences, engineering, or computer science), while not necessary for admission, is helpful in the successful completion of the certificate. It is expected that students will have advanced knowledge in information technology and enterprise architecture with a minimum of five years of relevant professional work experience. Applicants with less than five years of 2 relevant professional work experience may be considered but will be required to take prerequisite courses. For admission to the certificate, a 2.75 GPA, either overall or from the last 60 undergraduate credits, is needed. GRE scores are not required for non-degree graduate students.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

The certificate is highly flexible and is designed to meet the different needs of students and organizations. The courses are delivered online through the World Campus. With online delivery, the certificate can easily fit into the work schedule of professionals from around the globe.

To be awarded the certificate, students must successfully complete 9 credits of graduate course work with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Required Courses
EA 874Enterprise Information Technology Architecture3
EA 876Architecting Enterprise Security and Risk Analysis3
IST 554Network Management and Security3
Total Credits9


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowdemonstrate appropriate breadth and depth of an enterprise technology stack and the comprehension of its application towards the strategic leverage in an organization.
  2. Apply/Create–use architecture frameworks and assessment methodologies to apply knowledge, and create new, applicable knowledge supporting advanced, creative accomplishment.
  3. Think–demonstrate analytical and critical thinking within the enterprise architecture discipline; and, in particular, the ability to improve thinking around the use of strategic use of technology from a business perspective.


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Mary Beth Rosson
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) David Joseph Fusco
Program Contact

Christina Marie Fitzgerald
College of Information Sciences and Technology
E397 Westgate Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 863-9461

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