Master of Science in Software Engineering


The Executive Master of Science in Software Engineering degree program provides practical professional education to software professionals, preparing them for positions of increasing responsibility throughout their careers.

The 20-month program is designed to help transform the careers and effectiveness of software professionals. Advance your career by learning to apply the latest engineering practices.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Software Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Software Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree, including two semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra

GPA: Minimum of 3.0  (last 60 semester credit hours) and 3.3 in quantitative courses on a 4.0 scale.

Test score required: Yes

Minimum revised GRE scores of 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable. 

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis.


[email protected]

For Advising:
Eric Moden (for Master's students)

800 W. Campbell Rd. EC31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - ECSS 4.231

Possible Careers

Graduates of this program seek positions such as: Computer Systems Software Engineer; Computer Applications Software Engineer; Web Developer and Project Manager.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.