2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Incident Response (INRS-PGCT) Postgraduate Certificate

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Postgraduate Certificate

Responding to industry trends, Ferris State University’s College of Business Graduate Programs has created graduate-level advanced studies certificates. These four course sequences can be used to obtain stand-alone certificates or as emphasis areas leading to master’s degrees in either Information Security and Intelligence or a Master of Business Administration.

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Incident Response is designed to prepare individuals to secure computers, networks, and systems against intrusions and unauthorized access, test and assess security measures, and forensically analyze the environment to determine events and situations that may have occurred in a digital environment. Students will have the opportunity to sit for a variety of certification examinations in Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics.

Program Outcomes


  • The Incident Response certificate is designed to prepare individuals to secure computers, networks, and systems against intrusions and unauthorized access, test and assess security measures, and forensically analyze the environment to determine events and situations that may have occurred in a digital environment.

Admission Requirements


New Student Admission Requirements


  • Completed application for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.00 or higher GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. Ferris graduates need not submit transcripts for coursework completed at Ferris.
  • International students whose first (native) language is not English need to have English proficiency test scores sent directly from the testing agency to demonstrate meeting the Ferris standards for English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo).

 

Transfer Student Admissions Requirements


  • Completed application for admission.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.00 or higher GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. Ferris graduates need not submit transcripts for coursework completed at Ferris.
  • International students whose first (native) language is not English need to have English proficiency test scores sent directly from the testing agency to demonstrate meeting the Ferris standards for English proficiency (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo).

All Certificate Requirements - 9 Credits Required


Certificate Courses - 9 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a graduate certificate at Ferris State University:

  • A minimum of 6 credits within the certificate must be earned.
  • A GPA of 3.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the certificate.
  • A minimum of 70 percent of the degree requirements must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum grade of C or higher must be earned in each course with no more than two grades of C.
  • No more than 6 hours can be independent study and/or special topics.
  • Degree requirements shall be completed within 5 years from first enrollment in a graduate course following admission.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Certificate Requirements section must be met.

Contact Information


College of Business Graduate Programs
(231) 591-2168
[email protected]

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