Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation

This graduate certificate prepares individuals to meet the growing demand from information technology (IT) industries for professionals skilled in Digital Transformation. IT infrastructure deployment practices are rapidly changing as organizations build "Infrastructure as code" and adopt cloud computing platforms. The curriculum has been designed so that a student graduating from this certificate will be proficient in software engineering, information technology delivery, and cloud infrastructure.

This program focuses on real-world implementation challenges faced by IT organizations. Students will primarily learn by doing and gain hands-on experience with several widely adopted IT platforms. Students in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation program will learn about IT delivery, operations, and management in both theory and practice; software engineering concepts, techniques, and methodologies; and the engineering and design of IT infrastructure, focusing on cloud-scale distributed systems and modern DevOps practices. 

Students have the option to use the coursework from their graduate certificate to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered by Graduate Programs in Software.

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 fall 2021, Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science classes which are normally delivered in an on-campus classroom format, will be delivered in-person, hybrid or 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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To complete the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation, the student must complete five required SEIS graduate courses (15 graduate semester credits) with at a GPA of 2.7 or better.

NOTE: Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Digital Tansformation to continue in the Master of Science degree.

Required courses [5 courses]:

  • SEIS  603 – Foundations of Software Development – Python
  • SEIS 610 – Software Engineering
  • SEIS 615 – DevOps & Cloud Infrastructure
  • SEIS 664 – Information Technology Delivery
  • SEIS 666 – Digital Transformation

View SEIS Course Catalog.


  1. A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 
  2. 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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