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  • 24 months
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Overview

Supported by the collaborative and personal learning environment at UW Bothell, students gain the expertise and confidence to drive innovative changes within their industry. Our graduates will find opportunities for rewarding positions and advanced career opportunities in sectors such as software development, biotech, medicine, aerospace, entertainment, and finance.

The Computer Science and Software Engineering program at University of Washington Bothell is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Enrollment is either part-time or full-time, with courses meeting in the evening two or three times a week. Most students complete the program in just over two years.

Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development

The Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development (GCSDD) offers innovative preparation for students who lack formal computer science training to succeed in the MSCSSE degree program. 

In this series of courses, students gain advanced knowledge in programming problems using object-oriented techniques, data structures, recursive algorithms, risk management, product feasibility, modeling, UML, testing, CMMI, systems programming and much more. For those with an undergraduate degree in a different field, courses in the GCSDD serve as prerequisites for the MSCSSE admission requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Distributed Programming
  • Parallel Programming in Grid & Cloud
  • High Performance Computing
  • Advanced 3D Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Vision

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or other closely related field - including high level of command and competency in object-oriented concepts and software engineering processes and models
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28812 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    16521 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16521 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Some students, dependant on financial status, may be eligible for Department of Education Loans, and are encouraged to start the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) as early as possible.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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