Software Engineering (Professional Science Masters)



Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.

The Professional Science Masters in Software Engineering (PSMSE) is designed for practicing software developers who have a professional experience in the computing field and want to become technical leaders. Students learn how to apply current best practices while adding value by effectively managing large, diverse teams and complex software development projects.

Admission to our graduate program is competitive. Visit Graduate Admissions for admissions requirements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Software Engineering program should have a minimum of two years work experience in a computing field after finishing their undergraduate degree or should be currently employed on a full-time basis with a U.S. based organization.

Applicants without the required experience may be admitted provided they do a minimum of one full-time internship during the program (excluding the capstone project) during the course of the program.

Requirements for international students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all international applicants.

  • Minimum score of 100 for unconditional admission
  • Scores between 79 and 99 may be required to clear an English as a Second Language (ESL) exam on arrival

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) also accepted for determining English language proficiency.

  • 7.5 required for unconditional admission
  • 6.5 allows admission with an ESL test

Application Tips

  • Attend an information session.
  • Complete your application in multiple sessions using your user ID and password. You can also log in to check if specific application materials have been received.
  • The GRE exam admission requirement may be waived for an PSMSE program applicant, if one or more of the following requirements are met:
    • A minimum of two (2) years recent full-time, post-graduation, professional work experience in the computing field;
    • Prior completion of a graduate degree from an institution accredited by an agency listed on the U.S. Department of Education list.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee online through a credit card.
  • Find scholarship and loan information through Graduate Admissions.

Application Checklist

To complete your application you will need:

  • Transcripts
  • Official GRE or GMAT score- waived unless program requests scores
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three recommendations

International Students

  • English proficiency exam results
  • International transcript evaluations
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