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
For more information on curriculum, please visit the
Drexel University Catalog.