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A graduate certificate offers the working professional recognition of a coherent program of advanced study at the graduate level.
The certificate in Digital Signal Processing includes courses in random signals and systems and discrete-time signal processing.
The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department's certificate programs are compatible with master's degree requirements, enabling you to transition to a degree program without loss of credits. Each certificate meets a subset of the degree requirements for the MS in either electrical engineering or computer engineering.
Prospective students can take up to 2 courses for the certificate before completing their official acceptance to the certificate program, with permission of the instructor. It is possible for acceptance to be offered with a contingency that the student must also take one or more undergraduate prerequisite courses.
Each certificate requires 15 credits of graduate course work. You may complete multiple certificates, provided your application has been approved, and you satisfy the requirements of each program.
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.
- 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.
- 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.