James Madison University

Postgraduate Certificate Programs

Program Coordinator:

Florian Buchholz

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 Program 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 Program 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".


  • September 19-20
    Capital One Hack-a-Thon
    ICE House
  • September 23
    Graduate and Professional School Fair
    4:00 7:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • 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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