Graduate Certificate in Software Design and Development

(Effective Fall 2015, enrollment into the Software Design and Development program (CSDD) will no longer be available.)

Current students who are enrolled in the CSDD program prior to Fall 2015 may opt to remain active in the CSDD certificate or may request to change to a different certificate or master's degree program.

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.

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.

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.


    • 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.