Software Engineering Graduate Certificate


Professionals in the information technology and computer industries can enhance their education and career possibilities by earning a graduate certificate in Software Engineering. The courses are offered one evening each week, live, via the Internet. Graduates apply their software development skills to implement new technologies in one of the fastest-growing professions throughout industry and government.

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor's degree in any field. Minimum 3.0 GPA. At least one (1) year of software engineering industry experience outlined in a resume.


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Software Engineering Graduate Certificate requires 15 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $669.

Residents and Non-Residents

Financial Aid

This graduate certificate is not eligible for financial aid.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now


What can you do with a Software Engineering Graduate Certificate?

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Software Engineering Graduate Certificate degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Software Developer

Growth: 9-13%

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Growth: 2-4%

Computer Systems Analyst

Growth: 14% or higher

Computer Support Specialist

Growth: 9-13%

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Growth: 5-8%

Education Administrator

Growth: 5-8%

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