Networks Certificate of Graduate Study

Networks Certificate of Graduate Study

Networks Certificate of Graduate Study

The Networks Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) is appropriate for computer scientists or computer engineers who wish to understand the Internet, network organization, major network protocols and the principles behind them, wireless networks, network security, and the simulation and performance of network applications. Prospective students may be recent graduates holding a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field or be more experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skill set.



  • Total semester hours (s.h.) required for program completion: 12
  • Thesis requirement: None


The following courses make up the Networks Certificate of Graduate Study program.

Required Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)

Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CS 06510 Computer Networks 3
CS 06505 Wireless Networks And Systems 3
CS 07575 Advanced TCP/IP and Internet Protocols and Technologies 3
CS 06512 Network Security 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 12

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives (including motivation for application to the program)

  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Submission of official GRE test results is highly recommended


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Networks Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1