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Graduate Certificates

Each of our graduate certificates is a five-course sequence designed to give you a focused set of skills for attacking today's challenging problems. All courses are available online, and most also available on-campus. Certificates can usually be completed in one year.

These programs blend theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems. They have been designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth.

Students select a preferred format (online or on-campus) in their admission applications, but once admitted may take courses in either format. Students electing the online format may participate in online classes from anywhere in the world where Internet access is available. On-campus classes are held on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale. Each class meets once a week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 16 weeks in the fall and winter terms and 14 weeks in the summer term.

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School Overview


Since the introduction of the graduate computer science program in 1975, the school has been a pioneer in computing research and education. The school began offering online programs in 1983 and created the first electronic classroom in 1985. In 1989 the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) was formed.

Today, NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.