Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development

This graduate certificate is designed for those interested in acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of software development without completing the requirements of a master's degree.

Certificate Completion Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development, the student must complete six SEIS graduate courses with at least a GPA of 2.7. Certificate students have the opportunity of continuing in the MS program. Master's students cannot transfer into the certificate program.

Required Courses

A minimum of six courses (18 semester credits) are required for this certificate.

  • Choose at least two courses from the list below: 
    • SEIS 605  Technical Communications 
    • SEIS 610  Software Engineering 
    • SEIS 625  Software Project Management 
    • SEIS 626  Software Quality Assurance/Quality Control 
    • SEIS 630  Database Management Systems and Design 
    • SEIS 650  Legal Issues in Technology
  • An additional 4 electives (12 semester credits) from the GPS course list excluding the following: SEIS 600, SEIS 601, SEIS 620, SEIS621, SEIS 776, SEIS 777, SEIS 778.
  • Please note: SEIS 778 Internship/Seminar may be taken, but the course will not count toward the 18 credits required for completion of the certificate.

View SEIS Course Catalog.


Entrance Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 
    • 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.


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