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Web Design and Development (Master’s Degree Specialties: A career-relevant master’s degree at University College requires 48 credit hours and is designed, delivered, and priced exclusively for working adults. Classes are offered online, on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.
Move beyond first generation HTML-based web pages and learn to create interactive, web-based applications that support the demands of contemporary e-business processes. Through this master’s concetration, you’ll be prepared for careers such as webmaster, web designer, web programmer, or web developer/architect as you gain an understanding of client-side and server-side development. You’ll learn how to:
- Create interactive web-based applications
- Create requirements for and design the user experience by applying UX principles
- Create client-server and cloud-based solutions using information architecture and web-design foundational principles
- Compare and contrast potential solutions for web, app, and mobile scenarios
- Assess how web design and development converges
Hands-on instruction through real-world development scenarios will motivate you to create interactive web applications using popular programming languages and frameworks.
To learn more about the Information and Communications Technology degree, visit the program overview page.
Combine your certificate or master’s degree with a 24-week coding boot camp. Learn more about this non-credit option offered through the Center for Professional Development.
The Master Science (MS) focuses on the practical, hands-on elements of a chosen degree concentration. The MS degree is a nationally-recognized master’s degree for those seeking a practitioner’s graduate program that can be applied to specific, professional careers. Students are able to customize their MS degree, and the capstone project is intended to be useful for real-life application in the workplace or for career advancement. Overall, the MS degree provides unique experience for students currently working in their chosen career fields. In addition to the University of Denver, several other prestigious academic institutions that offer the MS degree include: the University of Nebraska, University of Toronto, University of Washington, and the University of Pennsylvania.
“>MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Web Design and Development requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)
Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Elective courses – 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Information And Communications Technology programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Information And Communications Technology programs include:
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Careers in Web Design and Development
Lead Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Configuration Manager, Designer/Developer, Technical Architect, Web Programmer, UI/UX Designer.
Develop and execute websites, architect code, manage content systems, maintain current websites, research, collaboration, design, scriptwriting, database maintenance, lead, administer.
Ranked #4 in “Best Jobs in Technology” by U.S. News & World Report, web developers are in high demand and employment for web developers is expected to grow 27% through 2024. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 39,500 new jobs will need to be filled in an industry that already has roughly 148,500 positions during that time. Demand for web developers is driven by the growth of mobile use and expansion of ecommerce. Advanced web skills, from the technical know-how needed to be a developer to the artistic eye essential for web design, will continue to be a priority for web design and development professionals across sectors.
Careers In Information and Communications Technology
YOU are in high demand!
YOU are in high demand! One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the U.S. computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% through 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median annual wage for computer and information technology professionals was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200 for all occupations. Whether you choose a career at a government agency, large corporation, or small organization, ICT professionals are in high demand-particularly if you have job experience and relevant education in information and communication technology under your belt.
ICT makes the grade.
The best jobs are in IT, according to U.S. News and World Report. From Information Technology Manager to Database Administrator, Software Developer to Web Developer, these jobs crack the top 10 careers on the U.S. News and World Report list of top 100 best jobs, as there is an explosive demand in the IT field. A master’s degree is preferred for most positions, according to U.S. News and World Report, which also predicts that a focus on mobile application development will help professionals beat the competition.
Where are they now?
Alumni from University College who graduated with a master’s degree in information and communication technology hold job titles such as Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Network Engineer, Managing Consultant, Network Architect, Lead IT Analyst, Data Engineer, and CEO in companies and organizations such as Pratt & Whitney, Ironware Technologies, iBoss Security, PayPal, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Vanguard Communication, CenturyLink, Advanced Program Group, Level 3, Verizon Wireless, IBM, IntelliDyne, Cisco Systems, Chevron, Time Warner, Harland Financial Solutions, and the United States Air Force.
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