Become a Leader in Software Engineering
With your Master of Science in Software Engineering from UHCL, you’ll be prepared to take a leadership role in the industry. You’ll be best prepared for your graduate coursework by having an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Studies in this degree address the foundations, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. By providing a careful balance between theory and practice, the plan prepares you for central software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a key activity.
UHCL Gives You Great Opportunities
As a software engineer, you’ll become a specialist with the skills and knowledge to
take charge of the testing, design, development and maintenance of computer software
for business and personal use. UHCL allows you to choose extended course work and
either the capstone option or thesis option to complete your degree. The plan requires
core areas of software engineering to be mastered, and each of these areas is covered
by a dedicated set of core and extended courses. We also offer this program in the
traditional face-to-face classroom setting and fully online.
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- Software Engineering M.S.
Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- Additional Requirements – Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or closely related field
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 14
Final* and Session Start - August 28
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - September 1
Final* and Session Start - January 16
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
*Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
**Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
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Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.