Saint Joseph’s University’s Master of Science in computer science is a 30-credit program built on a core curriculum of software development with an additional specialized concentration in artificial intelligence, web and database technologies and cybersecurity.
The continued, rapid growth of e-commerce and expansion of business’ online offerings across a variety of industries has increased the demand for professionals with web and data technology skills. Consumers’ reliance on mobile devices to search the web and do other daily tasks also provides expanded career opportunities for web developers and digital designers.
What Is the Web and Database Technologies Certificate?
The web and database technologies certificate from Saint Joseph’s provides functional knowledge in computer science that is valuable in the workplace for career advancement or a stepping stone on the path to a master’s degree in computer science. You will learn to analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of computer science and gain the skills to compete in a complex technological environment.
The web and database technologies certificate curriculum is taught by faculty experts who are on the cutting edge of the computer science industry. This certificate is completed in 5 courses (just 15 credits). In your courses, you will cover a range of topics including fundamentals of database systems, the internet of things (IoT) and mobile app design. Your coursework will help prepare you for a range of career paths by instilling the value of careful, precise thinking and the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems encountered when constructing solutions in computer science and related fields.
Online and On-Campus Courses
The web and database technologies certificate combines online and on-campus courses. Our program provides personal attention from faculty as well as opportunities for meaningful interactions with your peers.
The certificate in web and database technologies from Saint Joseph’s requires the completion of the following five courses. Students without adequate programming background are required to take CSC 503 Java Programming, which will count toward one of the required courses:
- CSC 620 Internet Application Development
- CSC 621 Database Systems
- CSC 622 Advanced Database Concepts
- CSC 647 Internet of Things
- CSC 629 Mobile App Design
Build Your Specialized Master's Degree with Stacking Certificates
The web and database technologies certificate can be completed as a standalone certificate or as part of the Computer Science M.S. from Saint Joseph’s. To earn your computer science master’s degree, you will need to complete the core software development certificate in addition to the web and database technologies certificate. Once you complete both certificates, you will be awarded a Master of Science in computer science.
What Can I Do with a Web and Database Technologies Certificate?
Whether you enroll in the certificate on its own or stack it as part of a Computer Science M.S., you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.
With a certificate in web and database technologies, graduates are prepared for computer science jobs such as:
- Mobile application developer
- Digital interface designer
- Database administrator
- Big data engineer
- Data architect
How Will Saint Joseph's University Help Me Advance My Career?
The computer science program at Saint Joseph’s prepares students to be precise thinkers with the intellectual preparation they need to apply what they have learned, communicate it to others and continue to be lifelong learners. In the program, you will hone your skills, learn from top faculty experts and obtain the real-world experience and specialized skills needed for a successful career. The certificate curriculum is focused on a specific field of study, providing you the opportunity to take a deep dive into an area that interests you and further your career.
Graduates of the web and database technologies certificate and Computer Science M.S. programs are critical thinkers solving complex problems and implementing solutions in an appropriate computational environment, applying the knowledge they have gained to real-world problems that they face in their computer science roles.
Pursuing a computer science degree at Saint Joseph’s gives you the added benefit of being in Philadelphia, one of the major corporate centers in the U.S. and headquarters for more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies.
Average part-time: 2 - 4 semesters, or 6 - 12 months.
The web and database technologies certificate is self-paced so you can take as many courses in a semester that make sense with your schedule and goals.
15 credits or 5 courses
|Tuition for 2021-2022|
$1,011 per credit hour.
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Stack this Certificate into a Master’s Program
The credits of the web and database certificate can be applied towards the Computer Science M.S.
|Potential Career Paths|
The web and database technologies certificate helps prepare graduates for jobs such as:
Students without adequate programming background are required to take CSC 503 Java Programming, which will count toward one of the required courses of the certificate.
The GMAT is not required for certificates. To learn more about the admission process and required materials, Graduate Admission can provide more information and answer any questions.
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