Global Information Operations Certificate

Departments of Political Science, Computer Science and Religion, College of Arts and Sciences and Information Science & 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)
275 Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH)
402.554.4121
kbroyhill@unomaha.edu

Gregory Petrow, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
275 Arts & Sciences Hall (ASH)
402.554.3991
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 a current MS-PSCI student in good standing:

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA 

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

  • Baccalaureate degree or previous master's degree with a minimum of 3.0 GPA. 
  • 9 credit hours in relevant fields is preferred. Students without the necessary background may be admitted on a provisional basis and be required to take prerequisite courses before starting graduate work. Students must earn a grade of B or above in each of these courses.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from former professor (preferred), supervisor, or individual that can speak to one's academic potential in a graduate program. If students have recently graduated from UNO, it is expected that one of the letters will be from a UNO political science faculty member. graduate program  program  It is preferred that students use their references' insitutional (.edu) or professional email.
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages) explaining why the applicant is seeking admission into this program, how his/her academic/professional experiences can contribute to his/her success in this program, and how this program will contribute to his/her future academic/professional ambitions.  
  • Professional Resume
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.   Aminimum score 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  the program. program

  • GRE scores are not required for admission, however, students are welcome to include them.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.  Please note that although the Office of Graduate Studies forwards applications to departments for review with unofficial transcripts, students cannot enroll until all official transcripts have been received. Due to this, the Department of Political Science has elected to wait for official transcripts before reviewing applications.  

Degree Requirements

Required Courses 9
FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE
INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY 1
READINGS IN RELIGION
Select 3 hours from the following:3
MANAGING THE I.S. FUNCTION
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY AND ETHICS
SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
SEMINAR IN FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Total Credits12

Note: Students who took undergraduate courses at UNO may not take cross-listed courses they took at the 3000-4000 level at the 8000 level.

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. 

Exit Requirements

Students must earn a 3.0 GPA to graduate with this certificate.