Program Overview & Degrees

Master of Science

The Master of Science in Software Engineering (SSW) emphasizes the skills needed to apply software technologies to the realization of software products on time, within budget and with known quality.  It is a systems-oriented approach to building software products and embedded software in other products.

The Master of Science in Software Engineering consists of 10 courses (equivalent to 30 credits). Additionally, at least 3 credits and up to 6 credits, must be applied towards a thesis or a project. An undergraduate degree in engineering or related disciplines with a "B" average or better from an accredited college or university is generally required for graduate study in our Master of Science. Outstanding applicants in other areas may be conditionally admitted subject to the satisfactory completion of several ramp courses or introductory courses within the specific program. 

Graduate Certificates

The School of Systems and Enterprises offers many four course, 12-credit Graduate Certificate programs geared to practitioners and students who:

  • Are interested in improving their current skills and technical competencies,
  • Are considering new career paths within industry,
  • Have been out of school for sometime, and want to resume their studies without committing to a full 30 credit Master's Degree program, or
  • Already hold an advanced degree, but wish to continue their studies in a new or related area.

Credits earned in a Graduate Certificate can be applied toward a Master Degree. For a complete listing of Graduate Certificates, click here.

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