In response to COVID-19, the University of St. Thomas has made prudent decisions to act on the advice of state and medical professionals. For fall 2020, nearly all of our classes in our Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science which are normally delivered in an on-campus classroom format, will be delivered live online with faculty ready to pivot to have all of our classes online if need be.  The classes are still being held during their normal time on weeknights and Saturdays. 

We are happy to help you in every way possible on your journey to apply, register, and start classes for fall term. Each of our classes meet once a week or every other Saturday and fall term will begin the week of September 9th.

Please consider attending one of the online information sessions we are hosting via Zoom on July 7th or July 21st.  Our staff and faculty are ready to assist you with your questions so e-mail us at  That is why we are here.   

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 professionals to enhance their expertise through an individually designed course of study.

Certificate completion criteria:
To complete the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) the student must complete five SEIS graduate courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better.
Required Courses:

  • Five SEIS courses excluding the following
    SEIS 600, SEIS 605, SEIS 610, SEIS 620, SEIS 621, SEIS 776, SEIS 777.
  • SEIS 778 = Internship/Seminar may be taken, but the course will not count toward the 15 credits required for completion of the certificate.
  • Courses from a previous master's degree cannot be used for the Certificate of Advanced Study.  All must be SEIS courses.

View SEIS Course Catalog.

Entrance Requirements:
A master's degree 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 (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

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