Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering
North Dakota State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering program is designed to provide students with expanded knowledge and education in the field and can also be used as a way to decide if the full master’s program is right for them.  The curriculum focuses on teaching the application of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software systems.  Students will learn about the methodologies, techniques, and tools to manage the entire software life cycle, including development of requirements, specifications, testing, maintenance, and project management.  All credits earned can be transferred into the Master of Software Engineering program.


  • GPA of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • GMAT/GRE (for applicants who have a 2.99 GPA or lower)
  • Official transcripts 
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission