The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software



Non-degree Students (coursework only)

[Maximum of six courses on either a credit or audit basis.]

You may register and attend GPS courses even if you do not intend to earn a graduate certificate or a master’s degree. Non-degree students must apply and be admitted before registering for classes. If you have a bachelor’s degree*, the course credits you earned in your non-degree program may be used as a base toward completion of a GPS graduate certificate or master's degree program. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree will not be allowed to continue in a graduate certificate or master’s degree program.

Entrance Requirements

  1. *A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent) OR proof of enrollment in a GPS international exchange program OR proof of a minimum of three years software development experience.
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 meets minimum requirements, but applicants with lower GPAs will be considered based on their professional experience.

Items required to complete your application:

  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, job description, and any programming languages used (in .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf format).
  5. A list of any computing-related courses not appearing on transcripts.
  6. 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).

Program Requirements
Students taking courses on a credit basis must maintain a grade point average of 2.7 or better. Audited courses must be completed with a grade of “satisfactory.” Audited courses cannot be applied toward a certificate or master’s degree unless they are retaken for graduate credit. Non-degree students may take a maximum of six courses on either a credit or audit basis.

Non-degree students may not take the following:
SEIS 776, SEIS 777, SEIS 778, SEIS 790, SEIS 795

Information Sessions

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

Monday, June 2nd
5:30 to 6:30 P.M.
Owens Science Hall
room OWS 275.
Please RSVP to if you plan to attend an information session.

Walk-ins are welcome.

GPS Online application and instructions

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