In response to COVID-19, the University of St. Thomas has made prudent decisions to act on the advice of state and medical professionals. For spring 2021, all our classes in our Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science which are normally delivered in an on-campus classroom format, will be delivered live online. Each of our classes meet once a week or every other Saturday. The classes will still be held during their normal time on weeknights and Saturdays. 

We are happy to help you in every way possible on your journey to apply, register, and start classes. Each of our classes meet once a week or every other Saturday.

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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.

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.

View SEIS Course Catalog.

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.)

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