Graduate certificates

Interested in furthering your education and knowledge of computer science? The computer science department offers a number of graduate certificates. Courses can be taken online, and are taught by experts in their chosen field. And if you decide to pursue a Master of Science in computer science, all of the computer science certificate courses you complete will count towards your degree.

Note: No course can be used to satisfy the requirements for more than one certificate.

Program and application information

Certificates:

Software Design and Development – For students interested in continuing their education in software engineering. The core of four classes gives a treatment of software project management in its many roles, from overall project management and process improvement to the management of individual lifecycle components, including software deployment and evolution.

Information Systems and Cloud Computing – For students interested in continuing their education in advanced data management technologies. Cloud computing, object-oriented database structure, data mining, and mobile database systems form the core of the curriculum.

Wireless Networks and Mobile Systems – For students interested in continuing their education in wireless systems and applications. Program coverage includes network architecture and protocols, computer communication and networking basics, principles of network security, and techniques for preventing, detecting and recovering from attacks.

Information Assurance and Security Officer Essentials – For students interested in protecting information systems, which is key to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructures. Only through diligence and a well-trained workforce will we be able to adequately defend the nation’s vital information resources. Missouri S&T is certified by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Computational Intelligence – For students interested in continuing their education in the use and development of computational intelligence algorithms based on evolutionary computation, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and complex systems theory. Engineering students can also learn how to integrate common sense reasoning with computational intelligence elective courses such as data mining and knowledge discovery.

Systems and Software Architecture – Requests from industrial partners have led to this focused graduate certificate training program. Systems and software architects fill a critical role in today’s development process, transforming market inputs into the requirements and architecture specification of a product that independent (and often remote) development teams can implement.

Big Data Management and Analytics – Students will receive the skills necessary to use and develop big data management, big data analytics, data mining, cloud computing, and business intelligence, thanks to the expertise of our computer science faculty. As the size and availability of datasets increase, so too do the challenges in efficiently and effectively sharing, analyzing, and visualizing information. Proficiency in big data analytics requires knowledge in interdisciplinary areas including computer science, business information technology, mathematics and statistics, and electrical and computer engineering.

Big Data Management and Security – Students will receive the skills necessary to use and develop big data management, big data security, data mining, cloud computing, and business intelligence, thanks to the expertise of our computer science faculty. Significant data growth leads to challenges in efficiently and securely sharing, accessing, and analyzing big data. Proficiency in big data management and security requires knowledge in interdisciplinary areas including computer science, business information technology, mathematics and statistics, and electrical and computer engineering.

CyberSecurity – Protecting information systems is key to protecting the nation's critical infrastructures. Only through diligence and a well-trained workforce will we be able to adequately defend the nation's vital information resources. Cyber Security has one of the largest demands for an educated workforce within the federal, state, and industry domains. Forbes predicts one million Cyber Security job openings in 20161 . Within Missouri, the 2016 Governer's Cyber Security Task Force Report2 lists education for working professionals as a significant workforce gap. Recently Missouri S&T signed an MOU with the Ravens Group to provide Cyber Security education for client organizations in the Washington Beltway, using the courses in this certificate as a base. This certificate meets a majority of the requirements for the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE)3 standards for the NSA-DHS Center of Academic Excellence program, of which S&T has held its designation from 2007 to 2016. This certificate will allow S&T to regain its certification by tracking graduates of our program with a designated certification. Students may continue on to take courses to receive an M.S. in Cyber Security (pending approval).

Contact information:


Graduate coordinator

Computer Science Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology
500 West 15th Street
333 Computer Science Building
Rolla, MO 65409-0350
Phone: 573-341-6642
E-mail: csgradcoord@mst.edu


Dawn Davis, Office Support Assistant IV
Computer Science Department
Missouri University of Science and Technology
500 West 15th Street
342 Computer Science Bldg.
Rolla, MO 65409-0350
Phone: 573-341-6642
E-mail: dawnd@mst.edu