Graduate Certificate Programs at Minot State University

The certificates listed below are concentrated programs of study with required graduate credits. Once a student completes the required courses, a student must submit the certificate graduation application for the certificate to be posted on the transcript.

Certificate of Completion Programs requires seven or less graduate credits and will not be posted to a transcript. 

In order for a prospective student to engage in a certificate program, they are required to submit an application to the certificate of choice. Their file will be sent to the department to be reviewed for acceptance into a MSU graduate certificate program.

Certificate in Cyber Security Management

BIT 560Manage/Integrate IS Function3
BIT 557Foundations of Information Assurance and Security3
BIT 575Business Network Systems Management3
Total Hours9

Certificate Program: Cybersecurity Certificate: (12 Credits)

This certificate in Cybersecurity is delivered cooperatively among Minot State University, North Dakota State University, and University of North Dakota. 

Core Courses: (9 credits)
CSCI 568 Applied Cryptography (Minot State University)
CSCI 773 Foundations of Digital Enterprise (North Dakota State University)3
EE 590 Emerging Threats and Defenses (University of North Dakota)3
Electives: (3 Credits)
CSCI 513 Advanced Database Systems (University of North Dakota)3
CSCI 594 Directed Research in Cyber Security (Minot State University)3
CSCI 771 Topics of the Digital Enterprise (North Dakota State University)3
EE 590 Information Security and Security Practices (University of North Dakota)3
EE 590 Cyber Research Project (University of North Dakota)

Certificate Program: Management Concepts

The Certificate in Management Concepts provides foundations in management at a graduate level. Students who successfully earn the certificate may be eligible to continue on into the master's degree. 

BADM 525Strategic Marketing3
BADM 535Management Principles and Practices3
BIT 560Manage/Integrate IS Function3
Total Hours9

Mathematics Education Certificate 

MATH 508History and Philosophy of Mathematics for Teachers3
MATH 513Algebra for Teachers3
MATH 514Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 521Probability and Statistics for Teachers3
MATH 565Calculus for Teachers3
MATH 590Trends, Methods, and Technology in Mathematics Education3
Total Hours18

Certificate Program: Knowledge Management

Designed for students who are eager to learn about creating and exchanging organizational knowledge as well as explore graduate education. All courses are offered online and the certificate may be completed in two semesters. Two courses may be applied toward either the Master of Science in Management or the Master of Science in Information Systems.

BADM 535Management Principles and Practices3
BIT 560Manage/Integrate IS Function3
BIT 566Knowledge Management3
BIT 570E-Business Strategy3
Total Hours12

Certificate Program: Leadership Studies

BIT 510Leadership Communication3
or LEAD 510 Leadership Communication
BADM 537Human Resource Management3
or LEAD 537 Human Resource Management
BADM 540Organizational Leadership3
or LEAD 540 Organizational Leadership
Total Hours9

Certificate in Sports Administration

KIN 510Sports Leadership and Administration3
KIN 555Sports Law3
KIN 540Foundations of Sports and Exercise Psychology3
KIN 560Sports Media and Event Planning3
or FIN 550 Sports Finance and Budgeting
Total Hours12

The certificate in Sport Administration offers current sports professionals, including high school coaches and teachers, an opportunity to enhance their skills within one year by enrolling in four 8-week courses in sports. Students will complete 12 credits to earn this certificate. Students earning this certificate may apply it toward the Master of Science in Sports Management.

Certificate Programs: the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education (D/HH), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE),  and Special Education Strategist (SES)

These certificate programs have been developed to assist ND teachers to become qualified to work with children and students with disabilities from birth through age 21 by offering a set of coursework at the graduate level that meets the National Council for Exceptional Children’s certification standards for each individual special education discipline. These certificate programs will be identified on the university transcript thus demonstrating completion of the approved certificate program.

Curriculum for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education

SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 513Deaf Studies3
SPED 565Early Intervention: Deaf/HH3
SPED 583Strategies to Support Listening & Spoken Language3
SPED 584Teaching Language to Deaf/HH3
SPED 585Advanced Audiology for Educators of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing3
SPED 586Teaching Reading/Academics to DHH4
SPED 515Practicum2
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
Pre-Requisite of an Introductory Course (SPED 512) may apply.
Total Hours25

Curriculum for Early Childhood Special Education

SPED 504Introduction to Services for Young Exceptional Children3
SPED 509Infant/Toddler Development3
SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
SPED 532Communication Development & Interventions3
SPED 550Special Education Assessment2
SPED 543Methods of Teaching ECSE3
SPED 563Family and Community Systems in Early Intervention3
SPED 515Practicum2
Total Hours23

Curriculum for Special Education Strategist

SPED 510Law & Policy in Special Education3
SPED 515Practicum2
SPED 517Methods for Mild Disabilities3
SPED 533Clinical Practice1
SPED 532Communication Development & Interventions3
SPED 555Explicit Academic Instruction3
SPED 561Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 529Assistive Technology2
Total Hours20