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Computer Science
Graduate Certificate

Computer Science
Graduate Certificate

Upon completion of this certificate program, participants will have gained:

  • Knowledge of advanced computer systems and software development
  • Advanced knowledge of selected areas of modern computing including but not limited to intelligent information systems, parallel and distributed computing systems, computer networks, and software engineering
  • Understanding of new advances in the discipline of computing such as neural and evolutionary computing, image processing, and data science
  • A route into the MS programs in Computer Science at UMass Dartmouth

Requirements

Students are required to:

1. Take two courses from the list below:

  • CIS 522 -­ Algorithms and Complexity
  • CIS 560 - Theoretical Computer Science
  • CIS 570 - Advanced Computer Systems
  • CIS 580 - Paradigmatic Software Development

2. Take any three CIS 500/600 level courses.

 

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Submit an application via the online portal. Be sure to provide your full legal name and to capitalize the first letter of all proper nouns.
  • Pay non-refundable $60 application fee (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) via the online portal. For Nursing applicants, the non-refundable application fee is $75.
  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required. International students applying for Data Science must submit semester-by-semester transcripts as well as consolidated transcripts. 
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), and Public Policy. 
  • All official documents are required for enrollment, please have documents (ie. test scores) sent prior to the expiration. 

Program deadlines

Computer Science Faculty

Adnan El-Nasan
Adnan El-Nasan, PhD
Firas Khatib
Firas Khatib, PhD
Gokhan Kul
Gokhan Kul, PhD
Hua Fang
Hua Fang, PhD
Photograph of Haiping Xu
Haiping Xu, PhD
Photograph of Iren Todorova Valova
Iren Valova, PhD
Ming Shao
Ming Shao, PhD
Clinton Rogers
Clinton Rogers, MS
Photograph of Xiaoqin
Shelley Zhang, PhD
Yi Liu
Yi Liu, PhD

Study online

We offer the option to earn your graduate certificate in a 100% online program. Learn more: Computer Science Graduate Certificate Online

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