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Post-Masters Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study

Earn your Post-Masters Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study

This certificate is available to software professionals who have already obtained a master's degree. The program offers an opportunity for individuals to enhance their expertise through an individually designed course of study.

A master's degree is required in software, computer science, information technology, or an equivalent field from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent) with an overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7

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How to earn a graduate certificate

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study you must complete five graduate software courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better. Courses from a previous master's degree cannot be applied toward the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study.

Please note: You may choose any five courses in the Graduate Programs in Software course catalog, excluding the following: SEIS 600, SEIS 605, SEIS 610, SEIS 620, SEIS 621, SEIS 776, SEIS 777.

Graduate Certificates that Work for You

Convenient Schedule

Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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Course Delivery Mode

All programs in the Software Engineering and Data Science department at the University of St. Thomas are offered in CoFlex mode, i.e. the student has the flexibility to attend classes either in-person or online.

Inclusions and restrictions:

  • CoFlex course delivery mode is available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students on work visas.
  • International students or students receiving certain scholarship benefits are ineligible to take the online option and must attend classes in-person.
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Attend an online information session to learn program details. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. We look forward to meeting you.

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All full-time tenured faculty hold Ph.D. degrees and offer extensive industry experience. Adjunct faculty are selected based on professional experience and educational credentials.

Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh

Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh

Dr. Kazemzadeh is an Assistant Professor in the University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science. His undergraduate interest in linguistics led him to graduate studies in computer science that focused on natural language processing.

Dr. Abe Kazemzadeh
Dr. Chih Lai

Dr. Chih Lai

Before joining the Graduate Software faculty, Dr. Chih Lai was a principal software engineer, working on a collision avoidance system. Lai holds three U.S patents and three European patents. Lai also worked with Medtronic and has pending patents on monitoring and evaluating Parkinson patients.

Dr. Chih Lai
Dr. Michael Dorin

Dr. Michael Dorin

Dr. Michael Dorin’s background includes work in public safety communications, medical devices, telephony, and aircraft navigation. He participated in initial rollouts of worldwide email and document exchange systems at IBM. He started up and managed a telecommunications products company for many years.

Dr. Michael Dorin