Graduate Certificate in Game Design
University of Michigan – Dearborn

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Game Design program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to program computer games at the professional level.  Courses are taught from a software engineering perspective and include game programming techniques while electives allow students to strengthen their software engineering backgrounds and to explore advanced areas of computer science important to game programmers.  Graduates are able to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices and are able to design, implement, and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs to meet desired needs.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer engineering or computer science discipline
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission