Online Master’s Degrees in Web Design

An online master’s degree in web design may teach individuals how to design, create, and maintain websites. In this one to two-year program, students may learn how to design web properties, integrate graphics, and create computer applications. Program coursework may include elective and core courses including operating systems, principles of database design, and client/server systems.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue a doctoral degree in web design. Master’s-level graduates may seek employment in web design, information technology, and telecommunications.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for master’s-level web design degree programs may consist of specialized electives and core classes. These classes may teach students how to create databases, build and maintain websites, and design web applications. Core web design courses may include the following:

  • Digital Commerce and eBusiness
  • Website Construction and Management
  • Client/Server Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Computer Simulation and Modeling
  • Principles of Database Design

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in information security, computer systems design, telecommunications, finance, and web development. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in web development and information security are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Web Developer
  • Web Architect
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Webmaster
  • Database Designer

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete a master’s degree in web design may wish to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program. A doctoral degree in web design may teach students the skills and advanced techniques required to maintain global competitiveness in specific niches of computer design.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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