Program Offerings Questions

What types of programs does the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) offer?
Graduate Certificates
Master of Science Degree
Professional Development
Leadership Development Program
  • Chief Data Officer (CDO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Cyber Leadership (CYBER L)
Strategic Information and Cyberspace Studies (SCIS)


Non-Program Seeking
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Cyber Leadership (CYBER L)
What is the Non-Program Seeking track?
The non-program seeking status allows students who meet College of Information and Cyberspace program eligibility requirements to enroll in courses without declaring an intent to complete a particular CIC program. Students may take up to 9 credits before they must select a program or be withdrawn from the CIC. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and will be recorded on student academic transcripts. Completed courses with grades of B or higher may be applied to the applicable requirements of the student’s selected program.
Can any of the CIC programs be completed remotely?
The five (5) certificates, M.S. Degree, and the Non-Program Seeking track can be completed remotely via Distance Learning (a fully online format) courses. Please note, choosing a format occurs when students request course enrollment and not when applying for admission.
What are the differences between each of the programs?
The CIC has a program comparison chart that can be found here: CIC Program Comparison Chart (PDF).
Can I enroll in more than one program?
Students may apply for, and be admitted to, more than one CIC academic program at a time; however, applicants should only apply to the programs they can feasibly complete within their desired programs’ time completion limits (From Date of Acceptance: 5 years for M.S. degrees & 4 years for certificates). Students can avoid time completion limit issues by stagger starting their programs.
Do I have to be admitted to a program in order to attend a CIC course?
All CIC courses are taken for graduate credit, which means all students are required to be admitted to a program prior to registering for a course.
Can CIC programs be completed on a part time basis?
The CIC Certificate, M.S. degree, and Non-Program Seeking track are all part time programs that allow students to enroll in up to 2 courses a semester. Students are not required to take a course each semester if they have other obligations that will interfere with their ability to focus on coursework. However, students must successfully complete at least one course every 12 months to maintain an active status in their program and avoid administrative withdrawal.