Web-based Software Engineering, Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate program provides knowledge, tools, and techniques to those who are working in or plan to work in software engineering but do not want to complete requirements for a master’s degree in the field. The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs in the Volgenau School.

Program Requirements

Graduate certificates may be pursued independently or in conjunction with a graduate degree program. Please see the University Catalog for complete information on program requirements and policies. Additional specifications may apply.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 credits. Applicants must complete a self-assessment form, which can be obtained from the department or the department web site. The form provides information concerning background and preparation for the program.

Applicants must possess knowledge equivalent to that provided by the following courses: INFS 501 - Discrete and Logical Structures for Information SystemsSWE 510 - Object-Oriented Programming in JavaINFS 515 - Computer Organization Course and Operating Systems, and INFS 519 - Program Design and Data Structures.

The graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis

Certificate Requirements (12 credits)


Students who enroll in a certificate program will receive state-of-the art scientific and practical information in cutting-edge areas. All courses are taught by our distinguished faculty with years of experience in their respective fields or research and practice. As graduate student at Mason you will have access to the vast resources of our library and the open lab facilities in the Volgenau School.

Graduate certificates may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

This information is being provided here for your planning purposes only. For official catalog information, please refer instead to the official George Mason University Catalog Website at http://catalog.gmu.edu.