Computer Science Department
College of Sciences & Mathematics

Professional Development Certificates

The Computer Science Department offers three graduate certifications:

All the computer science (CSC) courses listed can be counted towards the master's degree program except CSC512, CSC515, CSC516.

Prerequisites for Professional Development Certificates

A student who wishes to enroll in one of these certificate programs needs to hold a bachelor's degree (in any subject area) and needs to have successfully completed the following two courses in order to satisfy the certificate program prerequisites: Students are encouraged to take these courses at West Chester University.


In addition to the application, goals statement, and transcripts, certificate applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. A TOEFL score of 550 on the computer based exam or 80 on the internet based exam is required for non-native speakers only.

Certificate in Computer Security (Information Assurance)

Select 4 of the following courses:

Certificate in Information Systems

Select 3 or 4 of the following courses: If only 3 selected, then select one from:

Certificate in Web Technology

Select 4 of the following courses: