Master of Science in Software Engineering

Program Information

The Master of Science in Software Engineering program (MSSWE) consists of seven required core courses, three or four electives, and a capstone experience. For the capstone experience, students can choose either a project or thesis option to complete their degree.

For the project option, students complete four elective courses and a software engineering capstone project. For the thesis option, students complete three elective courses as well as two semesters of thesis.  

Students entering the program must have at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in computing or a closely related field. Students who have an undergraduate degree in an area outside of computing may be admitted, but may be required to complete up to five graduate-level foundation courses as a prerequisite to beginning courses in the major. As an alternative, students without a strong computing background may enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations.

Students with a degree in a computing discipline other than software engineering may also be assigned one or two fundamentals courses based on a review of the student's transcripts, credentials, and experience.

For more information about this program, please visit the Master of Science in Software Engineering page.

Program Coordinator

For questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Dr. Paola Spoletini
Phone:  470-578-3811