Admission Requirements: Information Technology Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: Information Technology Graduate Certificate
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Work with our enrollment team to ensure you have all the items needed for your application. The University of Cincinnati faculty will review your application to determine if you meet the qualifications for the certificate and if you are a good candidate for the master’s program.

Bachelor Degree

A bachelor degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency.

GPA Requirement

At least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in undergraduate course work. If your background is not from IT or if your GPA is below a 3.0, how has your past experience prepared you be successful in an MS IT? For example, what types of courses (university or online), industry experience, certificates have you completed to build skills in this area. Or what is it about your personal disposition or work ethic that would help you be successful in this program?

Official Transcripts

Transcripts of all college or university grades. Note: For the application, you may upload unofficial transcripts. When admitted, you will need to submit your official transcripts.


Current resume or curriculum vitae.


One letter of reference from an individual who knows you professionally or academically.

Goal Statement

Applicants will need to provide a letter detailing their interest in the program and how it may match future professional goals.

GRE Waiver

GRE is waived for qualified applicants.

Application Fee

Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.


International Student Requirements

For International students, an English proficiency test:

  • TOEFL minimum Internet-based 80
    • Paper-based 520
    • Computer-based 190
  • IELTS minimum 6.5