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Graduate Certificate in Software Development Virginia Tech




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The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Software Development is to provide students with a solid foundation in the tools and principles that underlie modern software development. The emphasis is on object-oriented software design and development, the most widely used approach for building complex software systems today.

Beyond just learning to program, the certificate will prepare students to plan, manage, and assess software development projects and software quality. The emphasis in applications will be on distributed systems (e.g., web, cloud, mobile), which represents the most rapidly growing sector of software development.

Curriculum Requirements

Number of Credit Hours:

A total of twelve credit hours are required. Transfer credits are not permitted.

Required Courses:

CS 5044: Object-Oriented Programming with Java

CS 5244: Web Applications Development

CS 5704: Software Engineering

CS 5744: Software Design & Quality

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Software Development.

Full Time (Total of twelve credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $14,779.50 for 9 or more credit hours

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


21-Jan-20, 26-May-20, 24-Aug-20


National Capital Region - Falls Church Campus

7054 Haycock Road,



22203, United States

Entry requirement for international students

A bachelor's degree conferral from a regionally accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 80 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

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