Global Information Operations Certificate

Departments of Political Science, Computer Science and Religion

Vision Statement

The UNO Graduate Certificate in Global Information Operations is a program of study 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 of study seeks to satisfy varying academic, career, and personal 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.


Program Contact Information:

Dr. Gregory Petrow, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)

Arts & Science Hall (ASH) 275E



Program website:


Application Deadlines:

Fall: July 15

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 15

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 for the written TOEFL
    • 173 for the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 for the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program Specific Requirements:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Certificate in Global Information Operations Degree Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours):

IASC 8366/CSCI 8366Foundations of Information Assurance

3 credits

PSCI 8256Intelligence and National Security

3 credits

RELI 8900Readings in Religion

1 - 6 credits

Elective Courses (3 hours):

ISQA 8420Managing the IS Function

3 credits

ISQA 8380Managing the Distributed Computing Environment

3 credits

ISQA 8570/IASC 8570Information Security Policy and Ethics

3 credits

PSCI 8250Seminar in Global Politics

3 credits

PSCI 8200Seminar in Foreign Policy and National Security

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 12