Bridge development and operations to deliver robust software systems.

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Become the liaison between development and operations teams, and streamline building complex software infrastructure for evolving enterprise needs. With the ability to move between the development and operational sides, you’ll know where automation or the human touch is better suited, and you’ll effectively translate your thoughts to your teammates. With the Regis graduate certificate in DevOps, you’ll become the oil in a smoothly running machine.

DevOps (Graduate)


DevOps facilitates efficient teamwork between software developers and an IT operations team. This position is now seen as integral in the tech industry to optimize workloads, and as such, there’s an increasing demand for this valuable skill. Push your knowledge of development to new heights. Help streamline the process of designing, engineering, managing and supporting complex software infrastructure, including implementing automation.

Is a Certificate in Devops for me?

Format: Online
Total No. of Credits: 12
Offered starting every 8 weeks (Jan., May, and Aug.)

This program is online, providing flexibility in schedule and location. This graduate certificate can be accomplished in one semester or spread out over a longer period of time. You may also complete this certificate alongside another degree program.

What Will I Learn in this Certificate Program?

Using the Regis Cloud, a custom computing infrastructure created and maintained by the university, DevOps certificate students will have hands-on learning opportunities. Hard skills education includes

  • Software engineering
  • Infrastructure automation
  • Cloud engineering
  • Continuous integration


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The DevOps graduate certificate adheres to the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE) by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

What Careers Can I Pursue with this Graduate Certificate?

This certificate is versatile, opening a wide variety of opportunities to you upon completion, including:

  • Site reliability engineer
  • DevOps engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Software developer
  • Systems engineering
  • Cloud architect
  • Cloud engineer

Course Requirements (12 credit hours)

MSES 602 DevOps Engineering
MSES 618 Continuous Integration
MSSE 661 Web Software Development
MSSE 670 Java Software Development
Total Certificate Requirements = 12 credit hours

Please note recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

The graduate academic certificate represents a selection of courses from the Master of Science programs. These courses could eventually be included in a CCIS graduate student's program of study or stand alone as courses beyond the degree requirements. Certificates may also be completed as an add-on to a full degree program.

Apply Now!

We recommend applying at least one month in advance of your desired start date to ensure adequate processing time and optimize class availability options. However, completed applications will be considered up to two weeks prior to the start date.

Visit the academic calendar to view start dates. (This program is 8W format). 


  • Three or more years of relevant work experience OR a bachelor's degree within the past two years in a relevant computer information sciences field is required. Applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree must be either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another nation equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited bachelor's degree.*
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended.*
    *Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 and/or those applicants who do not meet the work experience requirement will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to take one 500-level foundational course (3 credits) prior to beginning their 600-level graduate program coursework. A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in the 500-level foundational course to continue progressing through the 600-level graduate program coursework.
  • Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Complete the online application for graduate admission
  • $50.00 application fee, non-refundable (waived for Regis University alumni)
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts either from a U.S.regionally accredited institution or recognized institution in another nation. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. You can download a transcript request form
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099

    Electronic transcripts may be sent to

  • Admissions essay (Career Goal Statement). Upload your completed statement in the online application.
  • Current Resume
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. Classes can reach capacity, so you are encouraged to apply now for admission consideration.
  • International Applicants

    All completed application materials should be submitted at least six to eight weeks in advance of your intended start date.  It takes longer to process international applications.  Visit the academic calendar. (This program is 8W format).

    Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year for the Graduate Academic Certificate in DEVOPS program.