Texas Tech University

Certificate Program Overview

The Department of Computer Science offers the Certificate in Software Engineering and Certificate in Security for those who do not need or wish to have a full graduate degree in software and security engineering or computer science. In particular, the certificate is directed toward working professionals and graduate students in non-computer science majors who are interested in systematic software development or security. Both certificates can be completed 100% online. More information can be found from Curriculum & Courses.

Certificate Degree Plan

The Certificate Degree Plan specifies information, such as the courses to be taken. The Certificate Degree Plan should be submitted during the first semester of study in the Department of Computer Science.

The degree plan may be modified later by filling out the degree plan change form. Changes should be completed before the semester in which the certificate is completed.

Course Transfers

A graduate course may be accepted for transfer from another university as long as the following holds true:

  • A "B" or above is made in the course by proof of an official transcript submitted to the Graduate School.
  • The course is not taken by correspondence.
  • The inclusion of the course satisfies degree plan requirements.
  • The course is approved by the Graduate Advisor.
  • A Texas Tech University course corresponds to the transferred course.
  • The course is from a computer science or similar program.

Students should be prepared to show syllabi and example coursework from the courses they wish to transfer.

No courses are transferred until the degree plan (institutional transcripts showing the transfer courses and grades must be attached) is submitted to the Department of Computer Science and approved by the Graduate Advisor.

Only one course may be transferred.

Please see the Computer Science Graduate Advisor for time limits or accepting transfer courses.

Department of Computer Science