Each of the content areas in the Computer Information Systems’ Master of Science Degree Program constitutes a Certificate Program. A certificate in each of the areas of Biomedical Informatics, Database Management, Distributed Systems, Information Systems Management, Object-oriented Technology, Software Design and Development, or Software Engineering is awarded to a student who completes a content area. The last two courses in the content area must be completed at Grand Valley State University.
Admission criteria for a certificate program are identical to admission criteria for the master’s degree program. Certificate candidates enroll in the standard master’s degree program courses, with grading criteria being identical. Should a certificate candidate decide to change to the master’s degree program, all coursework taken toward the certificate will apply to his or her master’s degree program. The following certificates each require a 3-course sequence, which totals 9 credit hours:
CIS 661 Introduction to Medical & BioInformatics
(Plus two of the following)
CIS 635 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
CIS 665 Clinical Information Systems
CIS 671 Information Visualization
CIS 677 High-Performance Computing
CIS 678 Machine Learning
Any questions or feedback should be sent to the CIS Graduate Program Chairperson, Dr. D. Robert Adams.