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  • Online Information Studies Certificate Degree

    Overview

    This independent study program provides specialized training beyond the master’s program. It's intended for librarians, software engineering, information systems professionals, and specialists in related fields who wish to update their education or develop new expertise.

    You'll work with a faculty advisor to design a practical program of study and also complete an independent project which integrates studies, field experiences, individual reading, and work experience. While providing a wide range of professional opportunities, the online Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology program is not researched-oriented, nor intended to provide credits that can be applied toward doctoral studies.

    Program Features

    • Strong technological background and a focus on teaching career skills in all the aspects of information management
    • Taught by the distinguished faculty of the College of Computing and Informatics
    • The MSLIS program is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
    • Highly interactive, online learning methods designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for working professionals

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    The program consists of 8 courses that must be completed within three calendar years. This individualized plan may require coursework found in other Drexel departments or other universities. At least 4 courses must be chosen from Information Science and Technology courses. The eighth course is designed to be an independent study project, which integrates studies, field experiences, individual reading, and work experience.

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Admissions Criteria

    • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in an area such as library science, computer or information science, information systems, instructional technology, or software engineering that has prepared you for advanced study in your chosen area of specialization

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose 
      • In approximately 500 words, describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you. 
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit.


    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2017

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the Advanced Certificate of Information Studies and Technology

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