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Master’s Concentration

Web Design and Development

Learn to create interactive, web and mobile applications that support the demands of contemporary business. Hands-on instruction in UX principles, information architecture, and web design will prepare you to create websites using popular programming languages and frameworks. You’ll learn about the convergence of design and development while building practical skills in client-side and server-side development.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Time
As few as 18 months

Top-Ranked University

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Skills You’ll Learn

Design and develop websites using best practices in information architecture and user experience
Incorporate user-centered design as a standard practice in your web design
Leverage knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery, and Ajax

Curriculum

Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Web Design and Development requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.

4

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

4

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development,
and future direction of the industry. These courses
provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout
your concentration and elective courses. The capstone
serves as the culminating academic experience in
which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field
of study.

ICT 4000 Business Essentials for Technology Leaders
ICT 4001 Technology Leadership
ICT 4005 Technical Essentials
And choose one of the following:
 
ICT 4901 Capstone Project
OR  
ICT 4902 Capstone Seminar
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4300 Web Enabled Information Systems
ICT 4505 Website Design and Management
ICT 4510 Advanced Website Design and Management
ICT 4515 Usability Design For Websites
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Information and Communications Technology program include:

ICT 4007 Creative Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
ICT 4010 Enterprise Architecture
ICT 4100 Principles of Project Management
GIS 4101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
ICT 4305 Object-Oriented Methods and Programming I
COMM 4306 UX Strategies and Methods
ICT 4310 Distributed Computing
COMM 4324 Marketing Analytics
ICT 4370 Python Programming
ICT 4390 iOS Application Development
ICT 4400 Database Administration
ICT 4405 Database Design and Implementation
ICT 4540 Data in Web Application Development
ICT 4560 Web Graphics Production
ICT 4570 Web Scripting with JavaScript
ICT 4580 Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development
ICT 4605 Principles of Information Security
ICT 4680 Principles of Cryptography
ICT 4695 Application Security
GIS 4860 Web GIS
ICT 4985 Industry Innovation Project

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Information and Communications Technology program. 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.

Featured Instructors

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master’s degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Web Design and Development.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Web Design and Development

Demand for web developers is projected to grow by 13% through 2030 due to the increased use of mobile devices and e-commerce, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The web designers and developers of tomorrow need a robust combination of business skills, strategic thinking, and design know-how, according to the VP of Design Adobe.
Rising consumer expectations is forcing companies to invest in design and user experience, according to CMO.

Job Titles

Lead Web Developer
Systems Administrator
Configuration Manager
Designer/Developer
Technical Architect
Web Programmer
UI/UX Designer

Web Developers Salary: National Average

$66,130

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Information and Communications Technology

“That master’s degree had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years and I just started thinking now’s the time, I’m not going to procrastinate anymore!” —Carolyn Hinkley, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Timothy Bradsby

Portfolio Manager,
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

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Don Halloran

Founder & CEO,
Waypoint Group


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Mark Merkow

Senior Security Engineer,
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


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Darl Kuhn

Solutions Architect,
RMCI


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Nathan Braun

Educational Consultant & Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver, University College

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Mike Prasad

Architect/Engineer,
State of Colorado


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Glenn Ware

Director Corporate Systems,
Xcel Energy


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Amber Cardillo

Sr. Director Americas Telco,
VMWare


Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.

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