Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology, Software Design and Programming –Online Program

Offered by: University of Denver

College credits: 48 Credit Hours

Course length: 10 Weeks

Overview

MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Software Design and Programming - In this master's concentration, you will learn the design and programming skills needed to develop web-based applications. You will gain hands-on experience in Object-Oriented methods and programming, using such languages as Java, C#, PHP and Ruby, and working with such frameworks as J2EE, .NET and Ruby on Rails. And, you will understand how the fundamental client-side and server-side constructs apply, whether in traditional client-server or modern cloud-based architectures. 

 You’ll learn how to:
  • Design software using best practices in security, Software Quality Assurance, and the Unified Software Development Process
  • Generate program code in languages such as C#, Java, Python, and PHP
  • Create database programming and queries
  • Analyze the concepts of object-oriented methods and programming
  • Compare and contrast the features and benefits of IDEs such as Eclipse, NetBeans, and Visual Studio
  • Assess appropriate implementations of frameworks such as J2EE, .NET, and Ruby on Rails

With the right technical skills, combined with a strategic perspective regarding critical business needs, you'll be prepared to meet current industry demands, and positioned to meet the demands of tomorrow.

Curriculum

MS in Information And Communications Technology with a concentration in Software Design and Programming requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

Core courses - 16 qtr. hrs 

Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4) 

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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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With financial aid, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.

Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs
If you are an Active Duty Servicemember or Veteran, talk to our accredited partners about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.

Schedule

  • University of Denver courses are offered on a quarter system, with individual 10-week terms
  • Enroll in one or two classes at a time, starting every 10 weeks.
  • Take your classes entirely online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
  • Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Why Guild

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The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to U.S. students.

Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.

​Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.

Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.​

* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about Guild Education.
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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.