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Graduate Certificate in Cloud Software Development

Entry Terms
Fall and Spring

Available 100% Online: No

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Fall 2020: August 1. *Please note that if the pre-requisite class (CS5001, Intensive Foundation of Computer Science) is required and the applicant wants to take that class in the Summer 2020 term, they need to apply by June 1, 2020.

Credits Required for Graduation
16 credits

The Cloud Software Development Graduate Certificate provides students of all backgrounds with the foundational skills needed to pursue a career in cloud computing. Through a four-course program that emphasizes hands-on, industry-facing experiential learning — via Khoury College of Computer Science’s partnerships with leading cloud platform companies like AWS, Google, and Microsoft and their suppliers — you’ll gain the technical ability, exposure, and experience to work on any cloud computing platform, as well as the career-building resources to put you on the fast track in this growing field. Scholarships are available, with a value of $12,500 over the life of the program. Priority will be given to students with higher financial need but all applicants are eligible to apply.

The cloud computing market has grown from $15B to over $210B in the past 10 years, with projections to double again by 2025. In fact, many IT decision makers believe the only obstacle to even more explosive growth in the field is a shortage of qualified talent to fill roles like software development engineer, product manager, solutions architect, support engineer, and system engineer.

Unique Features 

  • Limited number of scholarships available to cover up to two classes (up to $12,500 value).
  • Program readies students of all backgrounds to immediately pursue a career in cloud computing
  • The program will include industry-facing, hands-on projects, sourced from cloud platform companies such as AWS, Google and Microsoft as well as their client companies such as Accenture, PWC, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, REI, etc.
  • While the certificate is designed as a standalone offering, it is stackable into the Master of Science in Computer Science degree. Upon completion of the certificate, you would be almost halfway towards earning a Master’s in Computer Science.
  • Through company partnerships, Khoury College will provide career transition support (e.g. resume reviews, practice technical interviewing, prep for certification exams) to ensure that students are positioned to enter the workforce successfully.

Learn more about what a Graduate Certificate in Cloud Software Development from Northeastern University can do for your career!
About Northeastern
The Graduate Certificate in Cloud Software Development at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top-40 research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study. Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.
  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of our graduate certificate in cloud software development program.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry.
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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