Prepare for Leadership in Software Development
Ready to take on an advanced leadership role for a company, one that requires complex software systems to be specified, designed, built, deployed, tested and maintained? You might be interested in a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. And with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software, you’re making yourself even more attractive to employers. This program addresses foundation, methodologies and tools used in the management, planning, design and engineering of software systems. It also provides a careful balance between theory and practice, the plan prepares you for key software positions in industry, government and institutions where software engineering has become a key activity.
Specializations Create Employment Opportunities
The core focus of this degree plan strengthens collaboration in the building and managing
quality software products. Courses are also available in reuse and re-engineering,
design patterns, service oriented architectures (SOA), aspect oriented software development
and software safety. The expertise you gain in developing software for gaming enables
you to be involved in all aspects of a game’s creation from concept and story writing
to coding and programming. With your skill in designing automated robot systems that
are used to increased production and precision levels within specific industries,
you should possess a very positive employment outlook after graduation.
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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.