About the Software and Security Engineering Master’s Program
The Master of Science in Software and Security Engineering (M.S.S.S.E.) is a degree program with an emphasis on advanced security and software engineering concepts including information and computer security, software design and quality assurance methodologies, and practices in security and software production. This degree program requires filing a degree plan within the student’s first semester of study and passing the Final Comprehensive Examination as required by the university.
The degree plan for students pursuing a Master of Science in Software and Security Engineering must include CS 5373 and CS 5340. All students must take a seminar course CS 5120 in their first year, three courses from the Security Electives (see the course list below), two courses from the Software Engineering Electives, and one more course either from the Software Engineering Electives or from Other Electives (see the course list below). The total credit hour of CS 7000 must not be over 3 hours. A student in this program must choose either the thesis option or the (non-thesis) project option. The thesis option requires 6 hours of CS 6000 (thesis). The non-thesis project option requires 3 hours of CS 6001 (project) and additional three courses from the Software Engineering Electives and Other Electives.