Stevens’ Master of Science in software engineering online graduate program in the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) has been ranked #1 in the 2020 Best Value Colleges survey. The rankings were organized by Optimal (formerly SR Education Group) presenting 121 programs of merit.
The software engineering master’s degree provides students, both online and on campus, with a strong foundation in all aspects of software creation, from envisioning new products through design and build, testing and maintenance, and overall project management. Graduates of the program leave exceptionally well prepared for careers of increasing responsibility attracting a broad range of employment opportunities.
Keeping students connected today and tomorrow, SSE faculty have been working on important research projects including sensors for smart cities, smart homes and robots who can monitor the care and activity for elderly individuals. This research looks to create a more integrated world focused on streamlining the process of software engineering.
Students who join Stevens for the master's in software engineering get a unique mixture of experiences. SSE has continually revisited its program to meet the changing needs of the software engineering workforce. SSE credits this practice as a reinforcement of the success of receiving such recognition by the rankings community.
Dr. Yehia Massoud, dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises, stated, “We are very focused on our students, their success and the relevance and importance of our programs. This recognition underlines what we’ve stated in our strategic plan to ‘educate tomorrow’s leaders’ and ‘reinvigorate the learning experience’.”
He added, “I know that Stevens makes a lot of sense to prospective students. I believe that our educational offerings speak more to confirm that belief. This acknowledgement is another affirmation for those thinking of coming here knowing that our programs can build leaders.”
“Getting a software engineering graduate degree can be an excellent way for students to reach their goals,” said Dr. Gregg Vesonder. He added, “If you’re an entrepreneurial thinker or working for a large company, developing high quality and cost effective products, our software engineering graduate program emphasizes all of those things.”