What You'll Learn
- Learn to evolve simple, static websites into dynamic, database-driven web applications.
- Learn about vital technologies, processes, and platforms, such as object-oriented PHP, Laravel, basic server setup and management, version control with Git, dependency management, and Drupal 8.
- Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of rapid application and plugin development; internationalization; testing, building, and deploying; security; performance tuning; and dynamic and static typing.
Our Community at a Glance
Join a community of tech faculty and peers and gain the skills to advance in or transition to a web development role.
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Earning Your Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
- This certificate assumes prior programming experience and familiarity with the content covered in CSCI 12 and CSCI 3. Students without this knowledge may wish to first pursue the Front End Web Development Certificate.
The professional graduate certificate in Back End Web Development requires four courses:
- Required course (choose one course from select group)
- Electives (choose any three courses from select group)
Ready to take the next step?
You can enroll in your first course in the:
See the schedules in the academic calendar.
Search For Courses
To find certificate courses in the DCE Course Search and Registration platform:
- Under Search Classes, scroll to Harvard Extension Degree, Certificate, and Premedical Course Search.
- Select Graduate Certificates.
- Choose Back End Web Development Graduate Certificate to explore program courses.
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2022–23 rate)||$3,100 per course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$12,400|