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Department of Computer Science

Certificate and post-baccalaureate

Students collaborate during the annual Tufts hackathon.

Get the content — and the credit — you need to retrain or refocus your career.

Tufts' practice-oriented certificate programs consist of four or five graduate courses, primarily offered in the late afternoon or evening. Our graduate courses are taught by award-winning, tenured professors in Tufts School of Engineering, as well as by industry professionals. The certificate credits equal roughly half of the credits for a master's degree, and many credits will transfer to our graduate programs.

Certificate in Computer Science
This four-course, graduate-level Computer Science certificate program will update your skills and broaden your knowledge in computer science. Computer science certification courses are transferable into the Tufts M.S. program upon acceptance to that program.

Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction
The program is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree and is especially useful for computer programmers, web designers, software engineers, human factors professionals, user interface designers, and others who wish to develop or enhance their user interface design and implementation skills. This certificate is offered in collaboration with the Tufts Department of Psychology, the School of Engineering, and the Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts.

Post-Baccalaureate Minor in Computer Science
The Computer Science Post-Baccalaureate program provides the opportunity for academically talented, highly motivated adult students, with at least a bachelor's degree, to prepare for a new career or graduate work in Computer Science. A concentrated, rigorous program of study, equivalent to a minor program in computer science, prepares individuals to start a new career in high technology or to continue on for graduate study.