Global Information Operations Certificate

Departments of Political Science, Computer Science and Religion, College of Arts and Sciences and Information Science and Technology

Vision Statement

The certificate in Global Information Operations is a program designed to meet the need for a broad-based, interdisciplinary understanding of international cultures and related issues in today's global society by graduate students, active duty military and civilian professionals working in the fields of public service, national security, defense policy and intelligence analysis. The program seeks to satisfy varying academic, career, and professional post graduate goals of traditional and non-traditional students that prepare them for their responsibility as active citizens through leadership, participation and employment in diverse environments throughout the nation and the world.  At this point in time, this certificate is not offered for online students. 

Program Contact Information

Kristin Broyhill, Academic Program Coordinator (APC)
Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH) 275
402-554-2624
kbroyhill@unomaha.edu

Dr. Gregory Petrow, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH) 275
402-554-2624
gpetrow@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15

Program Specific Requirements

For students applying to, or who are already in a UNO graduate program

  • 3.0 GPA (most recent GPA)
  • Applies for certificate via the UNO application system

For students applying for this certificate as a stand-alone program:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Master's degree
  • 3.0 GPA (most recent GPA)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from a former professor, supervisor, or individual that can speak to one's academic potential in a graduate program
  • Professional resume
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
  • Applicants whom English is not the language of nurture should have a score of 80, internet-based TOEFL, with no sub-score under 15. The IELTS and PTE English proficiency tests are also accepted. Those scores must translate to the minimum internet-based TOEFL equivalent to be considered for admission. Passing with a minimum score does not guarantee admission into the program

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
CSCI/CYBR 8366FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE3
PSCI 8256INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY 13
RELI 8900READINGS IN RELIGION3
Elective Courses
Select 3 hours from the following:3
MANAGING THE IS FUNCTION
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SEMINAR IN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Total Credits12
1

Any student who was an undergraduate at UNO cannot take any cross-listed course he/she took while an undergraduate student.

Students must earn a 3.0 GPA or above in these courses to graduate with this certificate.

Students may be required to take provisional courses before their ISQA, CYBR, PSCI, and/or RELI graduate courses.  Such requirements are to be determined by the specific department in question.