Graduate Certificates:

The University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software graduate-level certificates are designed for working professionals to advance your knowledge in a specialized area, helping to give you an advantage in your career.

In only four or five classes you will have a graduate certificate from the University of St. Thomas to add to your resume. Most graduate certificates can be completed in about a year, depending how many courses you choose to take in a semester. Moreover, you may use your credits earned in obtaining your certificate to continue on and earn your master’s degree with as few as eight additional classes.

We offer the following graduate certificates:

Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence [5 courses]

The Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence is aimed at preparing professionals who need to handle the growing demands in analyzing digital information for predicting, visualizing, and implementing cutting-edge AI techniques such as artificial neural networks and deep learning.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.

Graduate Certificate in Big Data [4 courses]

This program was created in response to the growing demand for professionals who have the analytic skills and ability to understand and manage massive data sets that organizations continue to capture, store, search, share, visualize and analyze across all sectors (private, public, government, and academic).

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Big Data to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.
  

Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis [4 courses] 
Designed for professionals seeking to advance their career or planning a career change as business analysts, systems analysts, project analysts, project managers, software engineers, or quality assurance analysts.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.

  
Graduate Certificate in Computer Security [4 courses*] (Fall 2017 was the last term that students were admitted to this certificate program.)
A course of study tailored for software developers, system administrators, IT and R&D managers, business professionals with sufficient background, and legal professionals who desire to gain a broad set of technologies unique to the problem of securing computing platforms.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Computer Security to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.

(*Students enrolled prior to fall 2015 must complete six required courses or move to the newest program requirements.)


Graduate Certificate in Data Management
 
[4 courses]
This certificate program provides students with essential data management skills in the areas of data modeling and specification, data model quality management, database development, database administration, and data warehousing.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Data Management to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.

Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems [4 courses]
This certificate was created due to high demand in the job market for skills in embedded systems. Embedded systems are dedicated hardware/software controllers that deal with important and critical tasks we encounter every day, even though they might not necessarily be visible to end users.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics [4 courses]
The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics prepares professionals who need to handle the growing demands in analyzing digital healthcare information. This certificate program provides students with essential predicting, visualizing, and evaluating strategies that can improve the quality and safety of healthcare.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.


Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things
[5 courses]

The Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things provides an understanding of IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulation in order to build a roadmap to develop and implement IoT applications and solutions.

Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.


Post-Master's Graduate Certificate Program:

Certificate of Advanced Study [5 courses]
An individually designed course of study for software professionals who have a master's degree in software development or engineering, computer science or equivalent.