May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Interactive Game Development, Certificate

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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Computer Science  > Interactive Game Development, Certificate

The graduate certificate program provides a solid foundation in game development processes as well as arts and animation; preparing students to become game developers in the largest sector of the entertainment industry. The program prepares students to understand fundamental game processes across multiple platforms, understand features of game development, create a game environment, and apply concept art and animation. It includes a hands-on component involving game creation to understand the challenges and solutions in game development across a variety of platforms.

The certificate is a part-time only, non-degree seeking program, which may have financial aid restrictions (not eligible for a student visa).

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Admission Requirements

The application and admissions process for the certificate program is independent of the application and admissions process for the MS and PhD program. A student may pursue the certificate as a non-degree seeking only student or may pursue the certificate concurrently with the MS or Phd Degree. Enrolling into the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MS or PhD program.

Applications are considered only for the fall term. Applicants must submit an application, one-page statement of purpose, resume, official transcripts with degrees (and English translation if original in another language).  GRE scores and letters of recommendation letters are not required.  Information on additional documentation for international applicants, including fulfilling the English language proficiency requirement, is found at International Students.  International applications require a $75 application fee.


Applicants for the graduate certificate should demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency in computer science. Level of proficiency is defined as having a “B-” or better in the following courses or the equivalents.

  • Math 1431 - Calculus I
  • Math 1432 - Calculus II
  • Math 2331 - Linear Algebra
  • COSC 1430/6305 - Introduction to Programming
  • COSC 2430/6306 - Programming and Data Structures

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Certificate Requirements

Students are required to complete the following four (4) courses:

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