Official Certificate Program in Software Engineering

Applying for Admission

For consideration, applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed online application with supplemental materials (
    • $50 application fee
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (GPA of 2.70 or higher, applicants who do not meet regular admission standards in terms of GPA, but have an undergraduate GPA between 2.40 and 2.69 may be considered for conditional admission)
    • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or
    • A bachelor’s degree in a related information technology field with a minimum of 6 courses of relevant computer science (Computer Science I, Computer Science II, Data Structures, Computer Architecture, and 2 advanced computer science electives). May require an extra semester or summer term to satisfy the expected computer science background by taking Foundations of Computer Science and/or Computing and Communications Technology as prerequisite courses (not part of the program), or
    • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 courses of relevant mathematics and computer science courses (Calculus I, Calculus II, Discrete Math, Computer Science I, Computer Science II). Will require an extra semester to satisfy the expected computer science background by taking Foundations of Computer Science, Computing and Communications Technology, and Programming Languages (not part of the program)
    • Applicants with a BS degree different from Computer Science must submit a resume and two letters of recommendation through the online application to be used in reviewing their computer science related background

Official transcripts may be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office:

By Mail:

Central Connecticut State University
Graduate Recruitment & Admissions Office
1615 Stanley Street
Davidson Hall 116
New Britain, CT 06050

Admissions Contact

Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Stan Kurkovsky
Computer Science
Maria Sanford Hall

Academic Department