The MS in Software Development emphasizes a broad skill set that includes designing, programming, testing, debugging and maintaining applications, frameworks and support components. Dominican’s expert faculty prepare aspiring and current developers to thrive in careers that will span decades. You will master current technology as well as gain insights needed to become a leader in imminent and future innovations.

Program Overview
  • Time to complete: as little as three semesters
  • Most classes are hybrid, which means most study is online with minimal time required on campus
  • Option to earn certificates in three in-demand specializations: web development, mobile applications development and database management
  • Certificates are “stackable” for those who decide to pursue the full degree
  • Already fluent in Java and C#? See if you qualify to waive foundation courses
  • Broad, diverse curriculum designed with industry partners
Career Options

Software developers are driving change and innovation in nearly every field, and demand for skilled programmers goes way beyond highly visible companies like Google or Facebook.

Graduates work as:

  • Applications programmers
  • Software developers
  • Web developers
  • Java developers
  • .NET developers
  • Database analysts
  • Android developers
  • iOS developers
  • Technology managers
  • Systems architects

In sectors including:

  • Academia
  • Media
  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • Banking
  • Military
  • Government
Job Outlook

Jobs in the software development field are projected to grow around 25 percent in the coming years, according to some estimates. And U.S. Department of Labor data puts the median salary at more than $100,000. But the skills gap is large, and many jobs remain unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. Whether you’re a recent graduate, a career-changer or a career advancer, Dominican’s master’s in software development offers flexible study options alongside outstanding quality. In a Forbes magazine article, Ken Mazaika, CTO and co-founder of The Firehouse Project, describes the surging demand for software developers.