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Athabasca University

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management
Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GC ITM) program must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in computer science, information systems, or a related area, or
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree and have significant professional-level experience with information technologies, or
  • Hold the CIPS ISP designation or equivalent (i.e. Canadian IT Professional (CITP) or Certified Computing Professional (CCP) designation).

If the potential applicant does not have a degree, but believes his or her education and experience is equivalent to an undergraduate degree, then it is the responsibility of the applicant to put forward this position in writing as part of the application process.

Applications for program admissions will be considered only if the applicant has full and unrestricted access to the World Wide Web.

Currency of academic credentials more than five years old will be an issue and it is the responsibility of the applicants to provide evidence that they have worked in IT in the past five years to keep their knowledge and skills current.

Transfer Credit

Students can apply for transfer of credit on the basis of appropriate graduate level coursework completed at other post-secondary institutions. These courses should have been completed before joining the program.

Transfer credit is limited by the GC ITM program residency requirements (a maximum of 6 credits can be transferred). The course work should be less than seven years old at the time of application to the transfer of credits.

Requests for Transfer Credit should be made after the applicant is admitted to the program.

English Language Proficiency

There are minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements allowed for admission to a graduate program at Athabasca University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they meet the minimum requirements.


Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated January 20 2021 by laurab

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