The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Post-Masters Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study

Post-Masters Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study

Post-Masters Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study

This certificate is available to software professionals who have already obtained a master's degree. The program offers an opportunity for professionals to enhance their expertise through an individually designed course of study.


Entrance Requirements:
A master's degree in software, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent field from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent) with an overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7 (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

Items required to complete your application:
(International students: please see International Student Admission Procedures.)

  1. Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
  2. Completed GPS Online Application for Admission
  3. Admission essay giving your reasons for wanting to enter this program. Essays can be one to two pages (in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format).
  4. Detailed resume which includes all work experience and job descriptions (in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format).
  5. Official transcript(s) from ALL universities/colleges attended bearing an institutional seal and sent directly to the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) office by the issuing institution (even if the course work appears as transfer work on another school transcript). This includes all bachelor's level transcripts.

Note: The GRE or GMAT is not required for the GPS programs.

Certificate completion criteria:
To complete the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) the student must complete five SEIS graduate courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better.
Required Courses:

  • Five SEIS courses excluding the following:
    SEIS 600, SEIS 605, SEIS 610, SEIS 620, SEIS 621, SEIS 776, SEIS 777.
  • SEIS 778 = Internship/Seminar may be taken, but the course will not count toward the 15 credits required for completion of the certificate.
  • Courses from a previous master's degree cannot be used for the Certificate of Advanced Study.  All must be SEIS courses.

Information Sessions

Power your career with Graduate Programs in Software.
Learn how at an upcoming information session on the St. Paul campus:

Tuesday, April 8th
5:30 to 6:30 P.M.
O'Shaughnessy Science Hall
room OSS 227.
Please RSVP to if you plan to attend an information session.

Walk-ins are welcome.

GPS Online application and instructions

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