• Completed Application for Graduate Admission. Apply Online
  • Bachelor's degree earned at a four year, regionally-accredited institution.
    • To apply to waive the Boot Camp, applicants should provide evidence of coursework (or other experience) equivalent to the undergraduate courses Programming I and Programming II.
  • Rolling Admissions - This program has no application deadline and applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Completed applications are typically evaluated within 4 weeks of submission.

Application Materials

  • Academic Transcripts: All applicants are required to submit one copy of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. Official transcripts are defined as original documents issued by the institution that bear the actual signature of the Registrar -- not a photocopy -- and the seal of the issuing institution. Do not, however, send the original of an academic record that cannot be replaced; obtain a properly certified copy instead.
  • Cover Letter: Include a statement of purpose that details your past programming experience, why you are applying for this program, and how you expect this program to enable you to reach your career goals.
  • The GRE is not required for most applicantsStudents subject to the Three-Year Degree Policy or who have earned degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official results from the GRE (Code 4695) or GMAT (Code 5613) to be considered.
  • International students have additional requirements beyond the general application. For more information please visit the Graduate Admissions page. Resources are also available from the International Student Center.

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The certificate program allows students to build the foundation necessary to pursue their career and educational goals.