Software Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study

Software Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study

Software Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study

The COGS in Software Engineering is appropriate for computer scientists or computer engineers who already have a good understanding of software programming and who now want to gain new skills in the full life cycle of software development. 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 current skill set.



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


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

Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CS 07523 Advanced Software Engineering 3
CS 04570 Advanced Object Oriented Design 3
CS 04548 Programming Languages: Theory, Implementation And Application 3
CS 07570 Information Visualization 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 applying 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 Software Engineering 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