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Back End Web Development Graduate Certificate

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    Online for 2021-2022

  • Average Course Tuition


  • Number of Required Courses


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Learn how to build and maintain the technology that powers the administrator side of a website.

Gain the knowledge and skills to drive communication between tech platforms with this professional graduate certificate.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn to evolve simple, static websites into dynamic, database-driven web applications.
  • Master fundamental scripting languages like JavaScript, HTTP, Grails, AngularJS, Groovy.
  • 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.

Join a community of tech faculty and peers and gain the skills to advance in or transition to a web development role.

  • 37

    Average Age

  • 86%

    Working Full Time

  • 14%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

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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.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Certificate Courses

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:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Scroll through the search filters to “Courses in a Graduate Certificate.”
  • Choose “Back End Web Development 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 (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $11,920