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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.


This certificate program provides students with essential data management skills in the areas of data modeling and specification, data model quality management, database development, database administration, and data warehousing.

Students have the option to apply the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Data Management to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.


This graduate certificate prepares individuals to meet the growing demand from information technology (IT) industries for professionals skilled in DevOps. IT infrastructure deployment practices are rapidly changing as organizations build "Infrastructure as code" and adopt cloud computing platforms. 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 have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in DevOps to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the Graduate Programs in Software.


This certificate was created due to high demand in the job market for skills in embedded systems. Embedded systems are dedicated hardware/software controllers that deal with important and critical tasks we encounter every day, even though they might not necessarily be visible to end users.

Students have the option to apply the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered through the 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.


The Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things provides an understanding of IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulation in order to build a roadmap to develop and implement IoT applications and solutions.

Students have the option to apply the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things 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 get program details and receive $20* off your application fee just for attending. 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.

*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.

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