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Consortium Member Schools

New Members

New members are welcome! If you have or are considering developing a bridge program, we would love to hear from you and explore whether joining the Consortium could make sense for you. Please reach out to Jodi Tims, Consortium Chair at

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“Tufts is one of the first universities in the US to offer a Postbac in Computer Science, a bridge for those who have come to computer science after graduating college in another major. It allows students to fill in the backbone of a CS undergraduate major and prepare themselves for M.S. studies, PhD studies, or whatever else might come next.”

– Diane Souvaine, Tufts University

“Inspired by the MS Pathways to Computing Consortium, the University of South Florida has launched USF Pathway to Computing, a fully online 15-credit certificate program, which prepares students with non-CS backgrounds for a master’s degree in computing and to transition into a tech career.”

– Sudeep Sarkar, University of South Florida
Sudeep Sarkar

“The Illinois Computing Accelerator for Non-specialists (iCAN) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is an innovative graduate certificate in computing fundamentals for college graduates who have little to no background in the field. Offered both on campus and online, the one-year program is broadening participation in computing with a curriculum that prioritizes collaboration and mentorship and that includes a customized capstone that prepares students for graduate studies or a career in tech.”

– Nancy Amato, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Consortium by the numbers


Year of Consortium’s launch


Number of Consortium member schools


Number of states + District of Columbia represented by Consortium members


Range in size of enrolling student cohorts at Consortium member schools