James Madison University

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate Coordinator:

Prof. Ramon Mata-Toledo

The MS/Computer Science program offers several graduate certificate programs, which provide working professionals and students from other disciplines a chance to learn in-depth about a specific topic without completing the entire MS curriculum.

These programs are available to all JMU graduate students and to the general public. Course credit earned through these certificate programs can also be used towards earning an MS degree later.

Prerequisites for the certificate programs generally include a baccalaureate degree and working knowledge of computer systems. See the specific program listings for details.

Though multiple certificates may be earned, no more than one course may be used toward multiple certificates.

Please contact the Certificate Coordinator if you would like more information.

Admission Requirements and Process

Prerequisites for each certificate are listed with the individual certificate description. If you are not sure whether or not your own background meets the prerequisites, please contact the Certificate Coordinator , who will be happy to advise you.

To apply for admission to a graduate certificate program, visit https://www.applyweb.com/apply/jmucess/, create a user account if you haven't already done so, and then select "Certificate Program Application".


  • Open Position
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • September 23
    Graduate and Professional School Fair
    4:00 7:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • September 23
    CS Speaker Series: Dr. Mohammed Eltoweissy of VMI presents "Nature-Inspired Cyber Defenses
    12:10 p.m.
    ISAT/CS 259
  • September 23
    Intelligence Community Student Programs Virtual Session
    View Flyer
    12 noon - p.m.
  • September 24
    ACM Tech talk "Enterprise Architecture: Bringing Order to the Modern IT Organization"
    by John Bernero, JMU CS graduate 1984
    5:30 p.m.
    ISAT/CS 259
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 8-10
    Grace Hopper Conference
    Phoenix, AZ
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • October 15
    First Annual Computer Science Career Fair
    ISAT/CS 259
  • November 1
  • November 8
    Computer Science
    Alumni Celebration
    3:00 8:00 p.m.
  • December 8-15
    CS Education Week
  • Fall 2014 Course Schedule

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