Certificate in Computer Science

About: 

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.

Goals

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 to the right.

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Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through Online & Continuing Education at UMass Dartmouth. Students will be invoiced. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Tuition $1,659
College Fee $150
Technology Fee per course $150
Library Access Fee $18
Registration Fee (per semester) $30
Total for a three credit course* $2,007

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* Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

 

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). And the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is accredited by AACSB International.

Did you know?

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 in Massachusetts - 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
Admissions: 

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).

Financial Aid: 

Your UMass Dartmouth education is an investment in your future. There are a number of ways to finance your education including grants, scholarships, and loans. Your workplace may offer reimbursement for education if you check with the Human Resources Department where you work.

To be eligible for grants and loans, students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program, and be taking at least 6 credits per semester.

FAFSA application

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. 

By submitting your completed FAFSA, you may be eligible for a number of need-based grants or loans. Learn more about need-based aid

Request Information

Contact: 
Daniesha Tobey-Richards
Phone: 
508-999-9202
Campus: 
Dartmouth
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
12
Tuition Per Credit: 
$553
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Computing and Information Technology