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Computer Game Design Certificate

Learn to evaluate, design and create educational computer games. These games can be developed to target any population, circumstance or situation to teach, train or practice any skill or topic. You may be an educator who wants to make games for your classes, or a parent who would like to create some for your children, or just interested in how games can help someone learn.

From innovative games that educate co-workers to ones that challenge children to develop basic skills, this certificate can benefit anyone with an interest in teaching and learning with technology. The certificate also enables current trainers, educators and software developers to earn a specialization in creating educational computer games.

Course requirements

The certificate requires four classes (12 credit hours) that can also be used toward a Master’s of Computer Science or Computer Information Systems. Students take classes such as Game Development, eLearning and Computer Graphics.

Please see the catalog for full certificate requirements: Graduate Certificate in Educational Computer Gaming

Admission Requirements

To earn this graduate certificate, students must already have an undergraduate degree in a technology-related field (or equivalent experience) and have completed at least two computer programming classes with a B- or better. Students must be skilled computer programmers, as this is a very hands-on course of study.

Please see the catalog for specific admission requirements.

Financial Aid

St. Mary’s offers various scholarships, grants and assistantships to graduate students. Military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount. Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 210-436-3141 or for additional information or visit

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