Computer Science & IT Graduate Certificate Programs

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to offer graduate certificates in a variety of cutting-edge topics, providing intensive training in specific industry areas, emerging technologies, and the latest technological developments.

  • Advanced Information Technology (Business Informatics)
  • Computer Networks
  • Data Analytics
  • Database Management & Business Intelligence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Health Informatics
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • Medical Information Security & Privacy
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Application Development

In most cases, credits from Department of Computer Science graduate certificates can be applied toward a master’s degree program offered by the department. To find out more, and to get help planning a course of study, please contact the Department of Computer Science, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 250, Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-2566; fax: 617-353-2367; email: csinfo@bu.edu; www.bu.edu/csmet.

Multiple Certificates

Students may pursue more than one certificate, but should be aware that in the case of courses overlapping between certificates, only one course may be counted toward a second certificate. If more than one course overlaps, the additional courses must be replaced by electives, with the consent of the computer science department.

Admissions Information

Prerequisite courses or evidence of proficiency in these areas must accompany the application to the program. If college-level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to the graduate degree requirements. Students claiming equivalent proficiency in prerequisite courses from non-academic sources must take an examination to demonstrate such proficiency.

The graduate certificate application requires:

  • Official transcripts of previous academic work
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A résumé
  • A $25 application fee

Apply online with the Application for Graduate Admission.

Graduate Certificates