Master of Science in Software Engineering


The Executive Master’s of Science in Software Engineering (EMSE) 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. The students, who already have industry experience, acquire the knowledge and tools to deliver rigorous, on-time, on-budget software systems. During the program, the students learn about state-of-the-practice methods and tools to specify, design, architect, construct and test software systems. The EMSE students learn to manage software projects, developers and resources. Students are assigned both group and individual projects. The projects deal with “real world” problems, and the students must use their software engineering skills to create a solution.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Software Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Software Engineering Fact Sheet

MS in Software Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree which includes 2 semesters of calculus and 1 semester of linear algebra and a strong foundation in programming.

GPA: A GPA (grade point average) of at least 3.0 (last 60 semester credit hours). GPA in quantitative courses of at least 3.3.

Test score required: Yes

GRE revised scores of 308, 153, 155, and 4 for the combined, verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable based on our experience with student success in the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.



Steve Perkins (Advising for EMSE students)
800 W. Campbell Rd. EC31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office - ECSS 4.231

Possible Careers

Graduates of this program seek high level positions in software engineering and software project management.

Salary Information

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



The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
Student Services Bldg | 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080-3021 1-800-889-2443