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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Data Sciences

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Computer Science (CSC) information 

Admission to the Program

The program has a rolling admissions policy, meaning that a student can apply at any time and be notified of admission within 2 to 4 weeks. Conditional admission may be granted.

Applications for admission are available from the Office of Graduate Programs. Admission to the program is not granted until the application materials are submitted and reviewed.

Admission Criteria

1. Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
3. Written statement indicating personal goals for graduate study.

Priority Application Deadlines

August 1 for Fall entry
November 15 for Winter entry
March 15 for Spring entry
May 15 for Summer entry

International applications are due:
May 1 for Fall entry
September 1 for Winter entry


Students with insufficient preparation may be required to take some of the following prerequisites courses:

B. Programming

All students are required to take a programming proficiency test and, based on its score, may be required to take:

C. Additional Computer Science Courses

Students without a Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Sciences, or related bachelor’s degree are required to take the following Computer Science courses:


All requirements must be completed within six calendar years of initial enrollment in the program.

An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 is required for program completion. A grade point average less than 3.0 constitutes sufficient basis for probationary status and, if not improved, dismissal from the program. Students with probationary status must make progress toward good standing to continue in the program.

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