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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates for Working Professionals

Our graduate-level certificates are designed to help individuals (who have already earned a bachelor’s degree) advance their knowledge, and career, in a specialized area.

In just four or five classes, students will earn a graduate certificate to bolster their resume. Most graduate certificates can be completed in about a year, depending how many courses you choose to take in a semester. Additionally, you can use your certificate credits to earn a master’s degree with as few as eight additional classes.

Graduate Certificate Options

Graduate Certificates are a quick way to add subject learning to your resume. These certificates are a great option if you are unsure of the time and commitment of a master’s degree or if you just desire learning more about emerging technology. Credits can be applied towards a future master’s degree or many students take them alongside their master’s degree program. We offer the following graduate certificates:

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 apply 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.


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 apply 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.


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 apply 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.


Gain hands-on experience with a variety of analytical tools and learn how to manage and manipulate data, create data visualizations, and make strategic data-driven recommendations to influence business outcomes. Turn raw data into insights, improve your organization’s data-driven decision making and enhance or advance your career path with the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics.

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.


The Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation prepares graduates of this certificate program to be proficient in information technology (IT) delivery, operations, software engineering concepts, 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 the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.


Designed to help professionals obtain the skills they need to develop full-stack applications, the Graduate Certificate in Full Stack Development program prepares graduates with the most relevant web technologies and provides the toolset to develop web applications to solve real world problems.

Students who complete this certificate will learn both front-end development (website look and feel, and the parts the user interacts with) and the back-end application development (servers, databases, and infrastructure required) of a system and will develop the necessary skills to construct online applications. 

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.


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 apply 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.


An individually designed course of study for software professionals who have a master's degree in software development or engineering, computer science or equivalent.


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The application, admission and financial aid processes are easier than you might think. Let’s get started.

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We serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start in fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered evenings, weekends, or online.

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Accelerated Admission Process

A bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) and a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. The GRE/GMAT is not required.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Tuition and Financial Aid

All applicants pay the same tuition and fees regardless of residency or citizenship status.

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Attend an online information session to learn program details and have your $50 application fee* waived. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered evenings and weekends. We look forward to meeting you.

* All St. Thomas alumni, St. Thomas returning graduate students, St. Thomas employees and all U.S. active and retired military personnel and veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver ​regardless of attending an information session.

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