Software Engineering Master of Science Degree Program

Computer Science and Engineering Department

Objective and Description

The Master of Software Engineering program is designed to provide students with the opportunity for professional development in the software engineering field.

Degree Overview

The purpose of the graduate programs in Computer Engineering is to facilitate the student's continued professional and scholarly development. The Master of Software Engineering program is designed to extend the student's knowledge and emphasize a particular area of concentration.

About the Program

The Master of Software Engineering degree program is intended to provide the following skills to those who successfully complete it:

  • Software system design and development
  • Software development lifecycles
  • Web and mobile application development
  • System testing and quality assurance
  • Waterfall and agile software development
  • Programming languages such as C/C++/C#; Java, Android and iOS
  • Design patterns
  • Cloud computing
  • Software success metrics and incident tracking
  • Software system and project management
  • Software development cost estimation

The CSE Department has three master’s degree plan types. The 36 hour non-thesis degree plan is what most students follow and is the default degree plan at admission. There is a 30 hour non-thesis degree plan for students who qualify. Finally, there is also a 30 hour thesis degree plan for students interested in a more research oriented degree. All three plans are described in the Master’s Program Guide. 

Candidate selection for the Master of Science in Software Engineering degree program is a very a competitive process, considering GPA, performance in computer-related classes, TOEFL or IELTS (for non-English speaking candidates), GRE and reputation of the university where you did your undergraduate studies. Relevant recent work experience is considered in cases where educational credentials are dated or not in the computer science field.

More details can be found in the Master's Program Guide.

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Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Pursuing a Master's Degree in the College of Engineering

The responsibility rests with each student for knowing the rules, regulations, and filing deadlines of the Graduate School and their respective department. This page provides general information only. Requirements of the Graduate School and the academic department must be met.

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