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GPU-Accelerated Computing & Visualization

Admissions Requirements

The GPU Certificate will not be offered in the 23-24 academic year but we plan to resume the program in Autumn 2024.

To apply, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution
  • Intermediate/advanced programming experience and proficiency with C/C++
  • Familiarity with using current Microsoft Visual Studio IDE for creating solutions/projects, building/compiling, and debugging with C/C++ packages.
  • Undergraduate mathematics coursework covering applied matrix analysis and linear algebra and numerical analysis, eigensystems, eigenvalue problems and solutions, vector calculus and partial differential equations (PDEs)
  • Undergraduate electromagnetics coursework covering Maxwell’s Equations, the wave equation, and the dispersion equation

No previous professional experience is required.

How to Apply

We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, or until the program fills, whichever comes first.

Required Materials

  • A letter (500-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and interest in taking this program
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program’s admission requirements
  • One set of transcripts for each school indicated on your resume


Part 1: Complete your application and submit it along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee on the UW PCE online portal.

Part 2: After you submit your application to UW PCE, email all materials in one PDF to

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