Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology (ACIST)
The Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology (ACIST) is a non-degree program that provides specialized training beyond the master's degree to students who wish to update their education or develop new expertise. The program is open to students already holding an advanced degree in areas such as library science, computer or information science, information systems, instructional technology, software engineering or other appropriate degrees from a suitable accredited program that has prepared them for advance study in the chosen area of specialization.
Advanced Certificate students work with a faculty advisor to design a practical program of study that provides new skills. The program is not research oriented, nor intended to provide credits that can be applied toward doctoral studies.
The program consists of eight courses that must be completed within three calendar years. This individualized plan often requires coursework found in other Drexel departments or other universities. At least four courses must be chosen from Information Science and Technology (INFO) courses. An option for the eighth course is designed to be an independent study project, which integrates studies, field experiences, individual reading, and work experience.
For more information on curriculum, please visit the Drexel University Catalog.
To apply now, or for admissions deadlines and requirements, please visit our Graduate Admissions page.
Special Associate Study
If you are a student in another accredited graduate program and want to take a class for credit to transfer back to your home institution, you may apply for Special Associate Status. For more information on admissions requirements, please click here.
Post Master's Study Program
Individuals who already hold an MS in Information Systems or an MS in Library and Information Science from Drexel University may take selected courses for graduate credit by contacting the College at 215.895.2474.