Software Engineering M.S.
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.
With this degree, you can choose from four optional specializations:
- Robotics Software
- Software Project Management
- Data Mining
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- Software Engineering M.S.
Admission DeadlineStandard Graduate Admission Deadline
ApplicationA standard university application is required.
- 3.0 GPA
- GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative)
- Can be waived with another grade degree (MS or higher) or work experience
- Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or closely related field
- Foundation Courses: Data Structures and at least two other programming classes. Programming classes such as C, C++, Java or Object Oriented Programming are examples.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
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
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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