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Graduate Certificate in Web Application Development Boston University Metropolitan College


The graduate certificate program in Web Application Development provides fundamental concepts to develop web applications. Students will gain a comprehensive overview of both client-side and server-side development. The latest topics in PHP, .NET (C# 3.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ADO.NET, LINQ, WCF, and WPF), and Enterprise Java (Servlets, JSP, Hibernate, Spring, and EJBs) are widely covered. Students will also learn and work with cutting-edge technologies such as Ruby on Rails, AJAX, Flex, and Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Students will be creating real-world web application projects that will also involve interacting with databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and SQLSERVER.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Web Application Development will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of web application development languages.
  • Proficiency in one or two server-side web language/platform-specific technologies like Java and .NET, and client-side languages like JavaScript.
  • Competence sufficient to apply acquired knowledge in migrating to new and emerging standards and technologies.

Getting Started: Please complete this form to receive more information about your program of interest, application deadlines, as well as opportunities to attend online information sessions (webinars).