Jan 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Software Engineering, M.S.

About the Software Engineering Master’s Program

The M.S.S.E. is a degree program with an emphasis on advanced software engineering concepts including software design and quality assurance methodologies and practices in software and system 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 Engineering (M.S.S.E.) has two options: a thesis option or a project option.

The plan for both options must include:

Software engineering electives:

Students choose a number of courses from the following list:

(four for thesis option, five for project option)


In addition, the thesis option requires two additional CS graduate elective courses and six hours of CS 6000 . The project option requires an additional four CS graduate elective courses and three hours of CS 6001 . Both options allow at most one CS 7000  as a CS graduate elective. All students pursuing a Master of Science in Software Engineering must take CS 5120  in their first semester.