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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
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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.



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Shelley Zhang

Associate Professor
Computer & Information Science
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