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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 coworkers 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.

Certificate Plan

See the catalog for full certificate requirements:

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 review the catalog for specific admission requirements.

Course Requirements

The certificate requires four classes (12 credit hours) that can also be used toward a Master of Science in Computer Science or Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. Students take classes such as:

  • Game Development
  • eLearning
  • Computer Graphics

See course descriptions in the catalog:

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

Carol Redfield, Ph.D., instructs a Computer Science class.

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