The following are requirements and prerequisites for admission to the certificate program.
15-Credit Post-Bachelor’s Certificates
A BS/BE degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field with a scholastic average of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.
15-Credit Post-Master’s Certificates
An MS degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, Telecommunications, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related field with a scholastic average of a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.
Applicants must have successfully completed at least one three-credit college course with a grade of B or better in each of the following:
- Structured programming language. A course on structured programming using Java, C# or C++ is required. CMPINF 0401 INTERMEDIATE PROGRAMMING is recommended to meet this requirement.
- Statistics. A course covering data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics is optimal. It should cover measures of central tendency and variability, regression, correlation, non-parametric analysis, probability and sampling, Bayesian analysis, significance tests, and hypothesis testing. Either STAT 0200 - BASIC APPLIED STATISTICS or STAT 1000 - APPLIED STATISTICAL METHODS is recommended to meet this requirement.
- Mathematics. A college-level mathematics course, in discrete mathematics or calculus, is required. Any of the following Pitt courses are recommended to meet the requirement: MATH 0120 - BUSINESS CALCULUS , MATH 0220 - ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 1 , or MATH 0400 - FINITE MATHEMATICS .
Required application documents
In addition to the online application, applicants must provide official transcripts for previous coursework.