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Mobile Application Development (Master’s Degree Specialties: A career-relevant master’s degree at University College requires 48 credit hours and is designed, delivered, and priced exclusively for working adults. Classes are offered online, on campus in the evenings, or in a combination of both.

The Mobile Application Development master’s degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. With mobile application development on the rise, current software and web developers need to update their mobile app design skills to meet the growing demand in the marketplace. In this master’s degree program, students will learn best practices in browser−based and packaged apps, 3rd party native extensions, distribution to app stores, and cross−platform application development. Degree−seekers will acquire specialized developer knowledge and the technical skillset needed to succeed as professional mobile app designers and developers.

In addition to the native and web standards−based application development techniques, you’ll also have the option to customize your program based on your career needs. For example, you can expand your technical skills in JavaScript, learn about next gen wireless networks, learn PHP, or brush up on your knowledge of Flash. Students at University College gain a strategic business perspective and problem−solving skills that will help them thrive in any organization. In the rapidly evolving, converged world of ICT, it is vital to grasp the diverse industry fundamentals, while also gaining an insider’s perspective regarding specific areas of ICT such as mobile application design and application development.

Information and Communications Technology Outcomes

  • Assess current and emerging technologies in such areas as mobile applications, wireless networks, and cloud computing
  • Define an enterprise architecture including hardware, software, databases, and communications networks and protocols
  • Evaluate, select, and apply software design and development methodologies that incorporate software development, acquisition, and/or re-use
  • Identify the operational and economic impact of system architecture and software applications in areas such as computer processing, data communications, network design, and software maintenance and support
  • Apply best project management practices
  • Apply good design processes and methods to develop production-quality systems
  • Plan and evaluate, select, and apply appropriate systems and software quality assurance methods and tools
  • Lead and coach others in the development of systems and software components
  • Communicate effectively with technical peers, management, customers, and end-users
  • Identify best practices in information assurance

Required Courses

The Master of Applied Science (MAS) focuses on the practical, hands-on elements of a chosen degree concentration and is comparable to the Master of Science (MS) degree. The MAS degree is a nationally-recognized master’s degree for those seeking a practitioner’s graduate program that can be applied to specific, professional careers. Students are able to customize their MAS degree, and the capstone project is intended to be useful for real-life application in the workplace or for career advancement. Overall, the MAS degree provides unique experience for students currently working in their chosen career fields. In addition to the University of Denver, several other prestigious academic institutions that offer the MAS degree include: the University of Nebraska, University of Toronto, University of Washington, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.

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