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Software Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software

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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Admission Requirements

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  • Software Engineering M.S.
  • Admission Deadline

    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline

  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 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
    Find out if you meet program requirements using the Program Qualification Estimator.


Degree Requirements

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Software Engineering M.S


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. 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
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    Final - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Software Engineering M.S. with a Specialization in Gaming and Robotics Software Faculty

Jim Dabney
James Dabney

James B. Dabney

Program Chair and Professor of Systems Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3852
Email: dabney@uhcl.edu
Office: D108

James B. Dabney Faculty Bio

Soma Datta
Soma Datta

Soma Datta

Associate Professor of Software Engineering and Program Chair of Pre-Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3838
Email: datta@uhcl.edu
Office: Delta 106

Soma Datta Faculty Bio

Jim Helm
James Helm

James Carlton Helm

Associate Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3875
Email: helm@uhcl.edu
Office: D101

James Carlton Helm Faculty Bio

S. Andrews White
Sharon Andrews

Sharon Andrews White

Program Chair and Professor of Software Engineering,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3867
Email: whites@uhcl.edu
Office: D105

Sharon Andrews White Faculty Bio