Graduate Certificate in Software Development
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Software Development program from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for successful careers in a variety of industries including computer systems design, electronic product manufacturing, finance, web-based systems, and network security. Graduates are able to:

  • Design and implement software systems using an object-oriented language such as Java
  • Identify and apply appropriate design patterns and software development processes to develop software systems
  • Review and assess software designs and software systems for quality, cist, reliability, complexity, and performance
  • Design and implement distributed software systems deployed over a web-based and cloud-based environment


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges