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Graduate Certificate in Youth Informatics University of Tennessee



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Course info


The graduate certificate in Youth Informatics (YIC) will enable students to develop knowledge of how youth up to age 21 use and apply technology in diverse settings. Informatics is the science concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Youth informatics is an interdisciplinary area of study that focuses on how people transform technology, and how information technology transforms people. This certificate is designed to provide a supplementary perspective for students already enrolled in graduate programs, and to provide enrichment for members of the community who have a graduate degree, and who wish to gain knowledge of or expand their role in youth services.

Required Courses

  • INSC 542 (3 credit hours)
  • INSC 583 (3 credit hours)
  • INSC 593 (3 credit hours)

Additional Course Requirements

  • School of Information Science masters students select one: CFS 515 OR PSYC 511 (3 credit hours) OR equivalent course, approved by the Coordinator of Youth Informatics.
  • CCI doctoral students: the 12-credit hour certificate may be earned by completing INSC 593; and CFS 515 or PSYC 511, or an equivalent course, as approved by the Coordinator of Youth Informatics.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Youth Informatics.

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$31,139.00 (22,82,470) per year


Aug-21, Jan-22


College of Communication and Information

302 Communications, 1345 Circle Park Drive,



37996, United States

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$13,906.00 (10,19,301) per year


Aug-21, Jan-22


University of Tennessee



37996, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or other equivalent to a ‘B’ average. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.3 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or other equivalent to a ‘B+’ average.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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