Who is the Graduate Certificate in Software Architecture program for?
Drexel College of Computing & Informatics' Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificate in Software Architecture equips software professionals with state-of-the-art practices for designing, analyzing, documenting and implementing software architectures.
Software architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities, such as performance, reliability, modifiability and security. Architecture helps ensure that a design approach will yield an acceptable system and holds the key to maintenance and sustainment efforts, ensures critical quality attributes, and holds every phase of a software project together.
This certificate can be combined with other certificates and/or courses to create the Master of Science degrees listed below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four 10-week terms throughout the year.
Please visit Drexel’s Course Catalog for a full description of each required and elective course for this program. You can also find a sample Plan of Study for the certificate.
Software Architecture Admissions Requirements
- A completed application for the online format or on-campus format.
- A four-year bachelor's degree or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related STEM degree plus work experience equal to Drexel's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
- Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores (must be five years old or less) are not required but recommended for international students and domestic students below a 3.0 GPA.
- One letter of recommendation required, two recommended (academic, professional, or both).
- Essay/Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 words).
- Current Resume.
- Pre-requisites for all graduate level programs: computer requirements and skills.
- Additional requirements for International Students.
Please visit our Graduate Admissions page for all deadlines.
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