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Professional Certification in Computer Science

Invest in your technical development

Whether you're looking to boost your portfolio, upgrade your current skillset, or take the first steps toward earning a graduate degree, one of our professional certification programs may be the right choice for you. Learn more by visiting our ASU’s Coursera program portfolio.

Certification Request

Upon completion of the program requirements, participants can request to receive their professional certification. Professional certifications are conferred on a rolling basis.

Within four weeks of submitting their request, participants will receive a printed copy of their certification. Please use the following form to request your professional certification in computer science.

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The Fulton Schools of Engineering has created a series of professional certification programs to develop a highly technical workforce in today’s most in-demand areas of computing.  In partnership with Coursera, we are offering these professional certifications as MasterTrack™ Certificates to address the global demand for professionals in these areas:

  • Big Data -- Learn data mining techniques, data analytics, and deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms.
  • AI and Machine Learning -- Learn to build and deploy AI and machine learning models through hands-on exploration.
  • Cybersecurity (coming soon) -- Learn to protect and defend information and information systems from experts at ASU.
  • Software Engineering (coming soon) -- Learn how to apply software development concepts to blockchain technology, validate the sustainability of smart mobile applications, and apply software architecture and design principles.

Students in this program benefit from a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live, expert instruction. You can pursue this professional certification as a stand-alone credential or you can continue toward a graduate degree.

The Master in Computer Science program allows  MasterTrack™ Certificate coursework to count towards your chosen degree requirements (provided the courses grades are "B" or higher and are within the last 3 years at the time of admission). All coursework taken before the start of a degree program is subject to approval by the Program Chair and the Graduate College. An application is required for admission consideration for a master's program. 

Why pursue a professional certification program

  • Study topics from experts on the cutting edge of computer science. 
  • Participate in an interactive learning experience enhanced by live global webinars, feedback from instructors and experts, and complete real-world projects. 
  • Industry-relevant hands-on projects, developed by Fulton Engineering faculty, help build your technical portfolio and build skills using industry-standard techniques and practices.

Professional Certification Features

Each professional certification program or MasterTrack™ Certificate requires three graduate-level courses in a specific technical domain. You have the option to choose the three required courses from a list of applicable course options. You are able to complete the program in 4-6 months, the schedule adapts to your needs. If you get a B or better on your first attempt in every course in this MasterTrack™ Certificate, you will earn a university-issued certification.  

Earn Credit Towards a Degree

In addition to the university-issued certification, by earning the MasterTrack™ Certificate you satisfy the GPA requirement for the ASU Master of Computer Science degree program. Apply these credits to begin the Master of Computer Science program with 9 of your 30 required credits completed. Students must still meet all other admission criteria in order to be eligible for the graduate degree program.