The UMass Dartmouth Computer Science Graduate Certificate will provide students with advanced knowledge of selected areas of modern computing including but not limited to intelligent information systems, parallel and distributed computing systems, computer networks, and software engineering.
Successful completion of this certificate program waives the GRE requirement for applicants to the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) program. Students accepted into the UMass Dartmouth MSCS program will receive credit for each certificate class with a grade of B or higher.
The Computer Science Certificate Program is designed to provide students with:
Knowledge of advanced computer systems and software development
Understanding of new advances in the discipline of computing such as neural and evolutionary computing, image processing and data science
A route into the MS program in Computer Science at UMass Dartmouth
Learn more about this program: To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now .
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has earned several awards for its online programs including:
First UMass approved as a SARA Institution in Massachusetts – September 12, 2018
UMass Dartmouth is ranked as a Tier 1 National Research University - U.S. News & World Report
Ranked 3rd for best online colleges in Massachusetts - College Choice, Affordable Colleges Online
The College of Nursing is listed among the "Best Graduate Schools" in the U.S., 98th of 1,000 - U.S. News & World Report
Ranked 10th in the nation for best online bachelor's degree in accounting - College Choice
Ranked 11th for online MBA in healthcare management programs - The Best Schools
Ranked 6th of 33 Massachusetts schools for affordability of online programs - College Choice
Ranked 26th nationally for the MS in Healthcare Management offered by Charlton College of Business - Master's Program Guide
Excellence in Online Teaching - Sloan-C Excellence Awards
Ranked 7th nationally for most affordable online colleges for bachelor's degrees - College Choice
Ranked 10th for best online master's programs in public policy nationwide - Best Colleges
Ranked in the top 11% nationally for best value college, based on return on investment. - Payscale
In the top 10 for undergraduate accounting programs inMassachusetts - Accounting Degree Review
Online MBA program ranked in the top 33% nationwide - U.S. News & World Report
Designated a Military Friendly School ® with leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience - Military Friendly
Candidates must submit the required application materials and application fee to the Graduate School. Applications are reviewed and judged on the following criteria:
1. Undergraduate degree: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended.
2. A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant's career goals and motivation for the degree.
3. Current Resume.
4. Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 72 internet-based or 533 paper-based) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.0).
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You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to receive UMassD need-based education loans and grants. You must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program, and taking at least 6 credits per semester.
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