Certificate: Web Design and Development

About the Web Design and Development Certificate at Loyola

In today's increasingly interconnected world, the importance of an effective online presence is critical for any organization. This is spurring a continuing need for skilled professionals who can successfully design and develop websites and web applications that engage audiences in today's crowded online marketplace.

The Web Design and Development Certificate offered through Loyola's School of Continuing and Professional Studies will empower you with the marketable skill set and problem-solving abilities to set you apart in the eyes of employers.

The program offers a proven path to success for students who are motivated to break into the tech industry, who want to transition from another tech field into web design and development, or web professionals looking to advance their careers in the field. It also offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain skills to launch an online e-commerce store.

Program Structure

The Web Design and Development Certificate is a three-course, nine-credit-hour program that will prepare you to build, manage, develop, and deploy web applications. The program also offers an optional fourth course, providing you with additional hands-on training as you complete a real-world project for a nonprofit organization.

You will begin the program by taking two courses in Fall I (August), and a third course in Fall II, completing the certificate in just five months.

Courses are completed online, with weekly synchronous meetings held during the evening.

Why Choose Loyola for Your Web Design and Development Certificate?

An accelerated path to a powerful credential

You can complete the Web Design and Development Certificate in just five months, offering an accelerated track to a powerful credential that can open a wide range of professional doors.

In addition to serving as an exceptional stand-alone certificate, you can transfer your work in the program to a bachelor's degree program in SCPS. The certificate will also prepare you to complete the Graduate Certificate in Web Programming offered through Loyola's Department of Computer Science upon your completion of the bachelor's degree.

As a student in the program, you will design, develop, test, and deploy accessible multi-tier web applications that utilize a modern JavaScript-based programming stack for web development.

The program's optional fourth course is a Special Topics experience allowing you to apply what you've learned to create a website or web application for community and nonprofit organizations.

You will complete the program's course requirements entirely online, with weekly synchronous meetings held during evenings, to ensure it will adapt to the demands of your daily life and schedule.

Offered through Loyola's respected School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the certificate carries with it a distinctive reputational weight in the eyes of prospective employers and graduate schools throughout Chicago and beyond.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Certificate: Web Design and Development program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Certificate: Web Design and Development program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Certificate: Web Design and Development learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your return to school a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Certificate: Web Design and Development totals $6840.00, or 9 credit hours at a cost of $760.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

Certificate: Web Design and Development Scholarships

For detailed information about tuition, costs, and aid, please visit the SCPS Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Certificate: Web Design and Development are listed below. We encourage you to apply early as decisions may take longer during busy periods.

Rolling applications, recommended deadlines are:

Fall I 2023: August 9, 2023

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Certificate: Web Design and Development include:

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International Student Requirements

Additional information regarding the application process for international students can be found on the International Student Requirements page.

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