Web Design and Development (Master's)
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.
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MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Web Design and Development requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations 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.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional 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 Options - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Elective Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Additional Further Study courses available, please see Design your custom plan for complete option of Further Study courses
Core Courses - 4 qtr. hrs
The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Web Design and Development
Lead Web Developer, Systems Administrator, Senior Flash Developer, Configuration Manager, Designer/Developer, Webmaster, Technical Architect, Web Programmer.
Develop and execute websites, architect code, manage content systems, maintain current websites, research, collaboration, design, scriptwriting, database maintenance, lead, administer.
Named the #9 best job of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report, web developers will be in high demand. An employment growth rate of 21.7% for web developers through 2020 is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that time, about 65,000 jobs will need to be filled. 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!
One of the fastest growth rates among all occupations in the US, computer scientist and database administrator job openings are expected to grow 53% in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the ICT career outlook is incredibly positive, with a 28% employment increase expected within the field. 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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